Blog: March 2012

125 Facts: IZT Morris

Mar
28

When one of the orphan train lines ended in Fort Worth, Rev. Isaac Zachary Taylor Morris, his wife Belle, and their seven children cared for the "leftover" children in their home and Rev. Morris actively sought adoptive families for these children. He was frequently called to pick up infants and children abandoned by their parents in the train depots, nearby vacant lots, and on trains themselves. That was the beginning of the Texas Children's Home and Aid Society.

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125 Facts: Gladney's Current Campus

Mar
26

Construction on Gladney's current campus officially commenced with a ground breaking ceremony on October 2, 2000. The new campus complex includes offices, a visitor's center, community center, a building for counseling services and a residence hall for expectant mothers.

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125 Facts: Hague Accreditation

Mar
22

As a leader in intercountry adoption, the Gladney Center proudly became among the first agencies accredited in the U.S. as a Hague-compliant adoption agency. The Gladney Center received Hague Accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA) in March 2008. The Hague Convention is a set of internationally approved standards for countries involved in intercountry adoptions.

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April 20 is the day for Fort Worth GFA's Blossoms in the Rough Golf Tournament

Mar
22

Blossoms in the RoughWaterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas, will be the site of the annual Fort Worth GFA's Blossoms in the Rough Golf Tournament on April 20, 2012.  Golf Format is 4 person scramble with a Shotgun Start.   Register today!

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125 Facts: New Beginnings Program

Mar
20

The New Beginnings Program started in 2000. Through the New Beginnings Program, Gladney actively recruits secure and loving families for children who are available for adoption through the Texas State foster care system, older children, as well as children born with special medical needs. Learn more about our New Beginnings Program today!

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125 Facts: Gladney Milling Company

Mar
16

Sam Gladney, Edna's husband, bought the Sherman (Texas) Mill and Grain Company in May, 1913. He changed the name to The Gladney Milling Company. A publicity campaign resulted in Gladiola Flour and all of the flour sacks had a picture of colorful gladiolas.

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125 Facts: Actress Greer Garson

Mar
14

Actress Greer Garson, who played Edna Gladney in the movie Blossoms in the Dust, died in 1996. Shortly thereafter, the E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Charitable foundation in Dallas gave $500,000 to The Gladney Fund in support of the endowment. Interested in donating? Visit our website to learn more!

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