Zhanna - Bright Futures 2020

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 8/13/20 3:31 PM


Parent Quote

Zhanna_BabyTravelling to Russia to meet Zhanna was the most surreal experience. It was hard to believe that God was calling us halfway around the world to meet our daughter. Walking into the Baby House changed our lives forever. We knew right away that Zhanna was our daughter. Adoption has been such a blessing for our family.

From the Graduate

Being adopted has not always been super easy; however, it has shaped me into the strong, confident 18-year-old I am today. Through understanding my adoption story, I have developed a love for my faith in God. I am so thankful for the people who have gotten me to where I am today and have helped me grow so much from where I started. I’m looking forward to furthering my education at Texas A&M to become an educator to help students grow into the person they want to be no matter where they may have started.

About Zhanna

Zhanna was in the marching band for three years. She started a Catholic Club for students at her high school. She represented her school at the state level in a competition for future teachers, won her event, and will represent her school in Washington, D.C., this summer. She will attend Texas A&M to become a teacher.

Write a comment below congratulating Zhanna on her accomplishments and encouraging her in her future!

Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

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