Gladney Intern Brandi's First Week

Posted by Gladney Intern on 10/4/18 7:37 AM

This internship has been so much more than I ever expected! I first heard about Gladney after I started the MSW program at the University of Texas at Arlington. When the opportunity presented itself to apply for an internship here I jumped at it, but I was not holding my breath on being one of the few lucky ones to be selected. Then, the much-anticipated e-mail came in…” you have been accepted as an intern at the Gladney Center for Adoption”. Intern at Gladney?! Me?! I felt like my eyes were deceiving me! I remember calling my mom to tell her and then quickly assuring both of us that it was too good to be true. I am so glad that statement was wrong!

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Topics: New Beginnings, Foster Adoption, Gladney Intern Blog, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

Volunteer + Employee + Intern

Posted by Mary Ann Stephens on 7/31/18 12:55 PM

A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

My connection with Gladney began two years ago when one of my classes required that I do volunteer work for a non-profit organization. While volunteering I learned they needed a driver for the expectant moms living in the dorm so I decided to apply. Over the last two years I developed an appreciation for the culture and commitment Gladney has to help those in need. I wanted to understand other ways that Gladney positively impacts lives and so I decided to do my Internship with them.

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Topics: New Beginnings, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Gladney Intern Blog

Adoption Stories by Gladney: Gladney Adoptee Interns at Gladney

Posted by Katie on 7/10/18 10:30 AM

I love to say that I’m from Fort Worth, Texas, even though I only lived here for two weeks after I was born. Another thing I love to tell people is that I was found in a newspaper. This one always throws people off and then I have to explain that my parents placed an ad in various newspapers stating that they were looking to adopt, and that I wasn’t actually found wrapped up in the newspaper. After speaking, briefly, with different birth mothers and birth fathers, my dad spoke with my birth mother who was willing to travel to Texas to finish out her pregnancy and place her baby (me) for adoption. At this point neither my birth parents nor adoptive parents knew if they would be matched with one another or with other families, BUT… they ended up being matched and now I have one giant family.

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Topics: Adoption Stories, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Gladney Intern Blog

Interning With Gladney in New Beginnings

Posted by Gladney Intern on 4/27/18 6:40 AM

Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

Hello there, I’m Taylor Caressimo and I’m currently interning with Gladney in the New Beginnings adoption department, where we connect loving families with children who are in foster care to find them their forever homes.

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

Infant Adoption Intern Shares Her Experience

Posted by Gladney Intern on 3/4/18 2:00 PM

Hi! My name is Shelly Kalina and I am currently interning in the Domestic Infant Adoption Program working with Adoptive Parents under the awesome supervision of Courtney Kearney. So far, I love it here at Gladney! There is such a wonderful work atmosphere that is a great blend of challenges, fun, efficiency, and teamwork that feels like family.

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

Researching Ways to Improve Birth Parent Experiences

Posted by Gladney Intern on 2/25/18 4:01 PM

Hi everyone! I’m Laura, and I am an intern in the Birth Parent Services department. One of my main roles at Gladney is to research ways to improve birth parent experiences through more readable documents and evaluation surveys. I get excited knowing the work I am doing is reducing barriers birth parents face as they create adoption plans. However, my sweetest times at Gladney have not been behind a computer screen, but have been in hospital rooms and out in the community loving on sweet birth families. Leading up to my internship, I prayed that I would get to hold a precious baby and on my first day here, I was blessed with the opportunity to carry and love on an adorable baby boy. It is amazing how a baby so tiny can hold such a big place in your heart.

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Topics: A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Gladney Intern Blog

Interning on the Domestic Adoption Side of Gladney

Posted by Gladney Intern on 2/18/18 3:30 PM

Hi, my name is Marissa Hernandez. I am a senior at the University of North Texas and I am gradating with a Bachelor in social work this spring of 2018! Like most people, I did not quite understand what adoption really was before Gladney. All I knew was that I wanted to help those in need to have a forever home. Therefore, my professor at North Texas linked me to Gladney and now I could not imagine doing my internship anywhere else.

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Topics: A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Gladney Intern Blog, Domestic Infant

Gladney Intern: Communications

Posted by Gladney Intern on 8/18/17 2:02 AM

Hey, there! I’m Katie, a Communications Intern at Gladney Center for Adoption. During my internship, I have worked with my boss, Noah Rodgers, to help create film and media content for Gladney University and AdoptED. After spending three years working as a Social Media Ambassador for Emory University and one year working as an intern in Emory’s Film and Media Studies Department, I was so excited to use my film and media experience to serve the Gladney community. Luckily, I scored the hands-on film and media internship of my dreams! My boss gave me the opportunity to help build our film sets, film the live-streamed Gladney University events, and create social media content for Gladney University. I also created documents with ideas for social media content and a social media calendar to help us brainstorm seasonal and holiday-related content for Instagram and Facebook posts. While I had a blast making documents about emoji usage and hashtags, my favorite part about my internship was the reminder that everything I did at Gladney was an act of service—for a birthmother, a child, a family, or a member of our community.

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Topics: A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Gladney Intern Blog

The Last Day of My Internship at Gladney

Posted by Gladney Intern on 5/5/17 12:00 PM

Thank you, Gladney, for giving me the opportunity to pursue my passion each day through my internship at Gladney. 

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog, New Beginnings

Where to Begin As A Gladney Intern?

Posted by Gladney Intern on 3/28/17 11:41 AM

Hello all,

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog