Emily Morehead talked with Ashley Whiteside, Domestic Infant Adoption Manager, about reframing how we see adoption. Like any journey, the journey to adoption can be a bumpy road full of twists and turns. It requires patience, communication, and a lot of love before, during, and after a baby is welcomed into the world.
reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Bailey Guthrie, Gladney adoptive parent, and Ashley Whiteside, LMSW, answer the question, "what is the adoption journey like" if adopting an infant. Bailey discussed the mixed feelings with the adoption process, along with personal experience of loss.
Last week was full of adventure, paperwork, and phone calls – but Friday was a day to remember. I want to show you all how my day was on Friday. It was a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. So here is a look into a busy day as a Domestic Adoptive Parent caseworker masters level intern:
We love educating people about adoption and Gladney. Below are the Top 5 questions Gladney's Team were asked in February:
We love educating people about adoption and Gladney. Below are the Top 5 questions Gladney's Team were asked in January:
One of the many questions that people involved in adoption are frequently asked is, "What happens at an adoption placement?". The answer is that each placement, just like each adoption, is unique and beautiful.
While Gladney has offices throughout the US, Domestic Infant Orientation occurs at the Fort Worth Campus. Families from all over the U.S. attend this invitation-only event to learn more about Gladney and about the Domestic Infant Adoption Program.
Topics: Domestic Infant
As Gladney families begin their adoption journey, I have the privilege of helping them navigate the financial side of their decision. Families that elect to pursue a Domestic Infant Adoption frequently have questions regarding financial resources that are available to them along the way. Questions regarding the Adoption Tax Credit, Employer Reimbursement Plans, grants, loans and fundraising websites are all topics that should be understood and researched early in the adoption process.
It's been a journey already that you've taken towards becoming parents. You've had a lot of tough conversations and wrestled with your plans. Now you're ready to learn more about adoption and you're faced with several options.
Watch Hoda Kotb tell them they are matched with a baby girl. (Warning: tissues are needed.)