Blog: July 2013

Adoption Stories by Gladney - We are a Gladney Family


We are a Gladney FamilyOur life-changing decision to adopt our children began in late 2007.  Waiting over four years for a placement is very trying and lonely, but the support, frequent status calls and updates from Gladney helped keep us informed and sane.

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Gladney Teen Service Trip in Colombia - Day 1


Angie Parish, Gladney's Intake Specialist, Eastern Europe and Latin America, is traveling with Gladney Teens on their Service Trip in Colombia. Follow along as she shares with us about their adventures on Gladney's Colombia Adoption Blog.


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Adoption Stories by Gladney - I Am A Gladney Baby


Kali was born in Ethiopia.  After her birth mother died, she was separated from her brother and put into an orphanage.  She describes it as a place full of kids filled with hopelessness.  Watch Kali's story and find out how the hopelessness turned into a life filled with hope.


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Adoption Stories by Gladney - Transitional Care


Even before they could recall a memory, they shared one.

Meet Brittany and Jessica, two artistically gifted, 16-year-old teens whose paths first crossed as pre-assigned roommates in 2012 at a camp for creative and performing arts. Their new acquaintance bloomed while sharing the same room; a real friendship blossomed when each revealed to the other that she was adopted.Annual Report Transitional Care

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Free Adoption Training


If you are a social worker, health care professional, pregnancy resource worker, educator, etc. Gladney would love to customize a free Adoption Training for you and your co-workers.

Your training can include:

  • 1 Hour Lunch & Learns
  • 1/2 Day or 1 Day Workshops
  • Breakfast or Lunch
  • Free Materials
  • CEUs available for Social Workers 

Let's work together to make ADOPTION an equal parenting opportunity!  To schedule your training, please call Gladney's Outreach Department at 817.922.6000.

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A Child to Love - Ashley


Meet Ashley, a 14 year old girl, who lives to sing and needs a family to call her own!  She hopes to have a professional audition one day.She likes who she is, but loves that she can work on improving every day.  Find out more about Ashley by watching her video below.  If you're the family for her, please create an account today and let us help you be the forever family for Ashley.  You can also be an advocate for Ashley.

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Meet Our New Beginnings Adoption Staff: Melinda King


What do you enjoy most about your job? 
Being a part of the process that creates Forever Families. I enjoy the entire journey- PAT class, the home study, finding great families for great kiddos, walking with the family through the selection process, placement, supervision, and standing before the judge at finalization. I genuinely enjoy each aspect of the journey!

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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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