As you start making making decisions about your unplanned pregnancy, know that there are many steps to adoption. Today, we want to share with you about two of these steps: Next Steps and Stepping Stones.
Gladney Center for Adoption’s Next Steps program is a free lifelong service offered to all Gladney birth parent clients. While you’re making an adoption plan for your child, we will help you imagine your best future. We’ll also work closely with you to set practical goals to achieve your dreams. It is our hope for birth parents to leave us well equipped to take on new opportunities, and we continue to be available as a support for birth parents after placing their children for adoption. Lisa Bergeron, Next Steps Caseworker, says, “Next Steps teaches birth parents how to dream, and even more importantly, how to achieve their dreams. It is about teaching birth parents how to empower themselves.”
By turning to Gladney’s Next Steps program, each birth parent receives the specialized preparation he/she needs for finding success in life after Gladney.
Ways we can help:
•One-on-one goal setting/guidance
•Job search assistance
•Job interview training
•Community resource location assistance
•Housing search assistance
For those living in Gladney’s residential maternity home, community guest house, or in surrounding areas, a weekly on-campus group class called Stepping Stones is offered with topics including:
•Learning about Your Personality
•Dressing for Success
With a solid plan, new skills, hard work, persistence, and plenty of encouragement, you can achieve your goals.
Contact us for more information!