China Adoption Success Stories


Congratulations to our Gladney China Program families!

Gladney's adoptive parents who have created their families through our China International Adoption Program are outstanding in sharing their experiences to others who are going through this process.

A Daughter From China

China Adoption Program Experiences

"Mom, can we go to China". And with that, Victoria and her mom are off for a trip to china. Read Victoria’s Reflections from Her Trip Back to China.

"The Chinese New Year is a festive time when families celebrate together, so even though we had no family home in China to gather, we knew we had every reason to celebrate, and we did." Read Twice the reason to celebrate.

"Although we hadn't planned to adopt a little one with a severe special need, when we heard about Sarah, something very unscientific happened: we felt an inexplicable pull towards her; we knew she was meant to be a part of our family." Read Sarah's Adoption Story

"Our hearts are truly overflowing with love for Maggie and thanks for you! She is perfect from head to toe, in every way. Like I have heard other Gladney parents say, I too now feel we were always meant to be her parents, and I can not thank you enough for orchestrating our union. Our trip was stress-less due to your attention to every detail. Uncle Jack was a pleasure to be with, took unbelievable care of us, with well timed parenting advice, seamless completion of paperwork, and arranged some of the best meals, trips, and memories." - Eileen

We want to make it easy for you to share your stories with us and with other families who are going through this process. If you recently adopted from the China program and would like to share your photos and stories, here are some story starters:

  • The first time I saw you . . .
  • Our placement day . . .
  • We chose Gladney because . . .
  • Our adoption journey . . .
  • Our rollercoaster ride . . .
  • Not knowing what to expect . . .
  • Gladney helped us . . .
  • The trip home . . .

Please email those stories and photos to us at We look forward to hearing from you!

We accept all submissions. We may publish, at our discretion, any writings, video footage, recorded statements, photographs or other submitted materials but reserve the right to excerpt or edit materials in size or content. By submitting this material you grant the Gladney Center the right to use, publish and otherwise publicly display this material in the manner The Gladney Center chooses, including use in brochures and on the web.


Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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