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The Edna Gladney Home

January starts a new year for the Gladney Center for Adoption (formerly known as the Edna Gladney Home) in more ways than one—in addition to kicking off 2017, it marks Gladney’s 130th anniversary. This is a BIG year to celebrate!

Since 1887, Gladney’s name & location have changed several times, & our adoption and post adoption services have grown & adapted to meet the changing needs of the expectant moms, birth parents, children, & adoptive families we serve. What has stayed the same is our commitment to our mission of Creating Bright Futures through Adoption.

Over 130 years, we have learned a lot from you, the Gladney Family. However you are involved & connected to Gladney, we are grateful for you. Thank you for sharing your lives, stories, questions, gifts, hearts, & time with us. Because of you, we are able to continue to share with others what adoption is like today & where we’re going.  

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Toddler Adoption

Parenting a newborn infant or a toddler can be very challenging. Gladney understands the unique challenges you may face daily as you care for your child. We understand how difficult it can be to afford food, clothing, diapers and even housing.   Often parenting can feel overwhelming and lonely, but please know there is help.  Lisa shares her story of utilizing Gladney's Rest & Respite program and how toddler adoption worked for her.

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Giving A Baby Up For Adoption

Placing a child for adoption is not a decision anyone makes quickly. It requires a lot of thinking, and talking, and praying, and thinking some more. But at the end of it all, giving a baby up for adoption (or more appropriately, placing a child for adoption), is three major things:

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