We are excited to introduce Jessica! As of May 2023, Jessica is 14 months old.
Jessica is a snuggly baby that likes to be cuddled and hugged by her caregivers. When tired or upset she is able to relax when she hears music or soothing sounds. Although Jessica is not able to say words yet, she is able to vocalize through babbling.
Jessica needs parents who are comfortable with the many unknowns that are presented by her significant special needs. Jessica has epilepsy, hydrocephalus, global developmental delays, and vision concerns.
If you think you could be the right family for Jessica, please contact us at Superkids@gladney.org to review her profile.
Our Superkids Team is excited to be staying up late tonight as we “head” to Taiwan for a Virtual Superkids visit! We are planning to spend time with 5 boys who need adoptive families. We are looking forward to sharing updated information about these boys in upcoming advocacy posts - so be sure to keep an eye on our Superkids blog for their updates!
June loves to play outdoors! She usually can be found riding a bike or scooting around on a kick scooter! June also enjoys playing with dolls and jigsaw puzzles. June is not shy when meeting new people, and she loves to laugh.
June resides in a children's home with 8 other children between the ages of 2-6 years old. She has a good bond with her caregivers and often asks for hugs. June is currently enrolled at a local preschool.
June has global developmental delays and will likely need long term support for cognitive issues and a spectrum of long-term special needs. She currently attends weekly physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions. She tends to use single words or monosyllable sounds to express herself. Caregivers at the children's home work with her to practice enunciation, improve communication skills, and become more independent when completing daily tasks, such as putting on her shoes or coat.
We are excited to introduce Nate! Nate was born in 2018 and is 5 years old.
Some of Nate's favorite activities include building blocks, playing with toy cars and outings to the local park to play on the oversized slide! Those who know Nate describe him as outgoing, lively and optimistic. He is not shy around new people and builds relationships quickly.
Nate resides with his foster mother, her grandfather, a 12 year old foster sister and 5 year old foster brother. He has a good relationship with his foster mother and often wants to cuddle with her. He enjoys talking with his foster brother and playing imaginary play house with his foster sister.
We are planning another virtual Superkids “trip” to Taiwan! We will be using technology to get as close as we can to actually seeing 5 boys who are waiting for families. This gives us the opportunity to learn to know them in a way that goes beyond the information given to us in their files. It is not like seeing them in person, but it is the next best thing!
As of March 2023 – Since these siblings have not matched with a family, Taiwan is willing to consider placing these children with more than one family.
We are excited to introduce siblings Jade (age 10), Jack (age 8), Jay (age 7), and Jared (age 6)!
One of the most important holidays for many Asian cultures is the celebration of Lunar New Year. To welcome the New Year, several Fort Worth/Dallas area Gladney adoptees and parents attended a Chinese New Year Gala hosted by International Cross Cultural Foundation (ICCF).