So far, 2020 has been a weighty year in our country and in our world. In some ways, it feels like time is moving slowly, and yet, it is hard to believe it is already summer. As we continue to deal with COVID-19 and social distancing and identify how we can best support families in having conversations with their children about racism, we know flexibility and collaboration are key. We are listening, learning, and making connections, in order to serve our clients well. We have hope—the lessons we are learning and conversations we are having will lead to growth, resources to share, and a brighter future.
Thank you for thinking of and supporting Gladney. Our caseworkers remain on the frontlines—continuing to serve expectant mothers who are making an adoption plan, care for teenage girls in foster care in the Gladney Home, advocate to find adoptive families for waiting children in state foster care and international orphanages, be with adoptive families when their new children are placed with them, and educate and equip families to thrive. While this summer looks different in some ways, our mission and services continue.
We would all agree family is essential. Gladney believes every child deserves a loving and caring family, and that will always be essential. We are here for our clients as Family for Life and are grateful for your assistance in supporting them—you are essential to our mission of Creating Bright Futures Through Adoption.
Thank you for your investment and involvement in our clients’ lives. Because of you, Gladney is able to be present and meet their individualized needs in a personal way—step by step, through changing seasons of life … during their adoption process and for years to come. We are encouraged and inspired when we see people wanting to help, especially during a challenging time.
There are several other ways to stay connected: engage with Gladney on social media, advocate to find a family for a waiting child featured on a Gladney blog post, participate in a Gladney University webinar, or listen to a Gladney reFRAMED podcast.