Gladney is the place where hope is born. Gladney has been creating bright futures through adoption in the Dallas-Fort Worth area now for 130 years, and we do this through a number of avenues, but it always starts with our birth mothers.
With Gladney, when a mother places her child for adoption, she gets to hand pick parents for her baby. Each mother has a unique reason for choosing the parents she selects. Some mothers want their child to grow up with a family that reads a lot; other moms are looking for a family that lives in a small city and engages in a lot of outdoor activities. And then other women really want their baby to grow up in a bilingual family–speaking both Spanish and English.
Earlier in the history of adoption, women who placed their babies with adoptive parents oftentimes didn't know what happened to them. Even if an adoptee (a child who was placed for adoption) wanted to learn information about their birth parent, they would have to work hard to obtain that info. These were the days of closed adoptions.
The Gladney Center for Adoption is named for Edna Gladney, one of our most influential leaders. Edna lived a life of taking care of people experiencing a time of need in their lives, and today the Gladney Center continues to follow our legacy.
Because so many couples want to adopt, Gladney is extremely selective. For every couple chosen, licensed social workers do extensive background checks, conduct interviews, perform home studies, and examine personal recommendations.
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There are tons of adoption websites out there with many parent profiles for you to look at. As you skim through these profiles, the amount of information you have to look at can be a little overwhelming. And there are so many things to consider! Will they provide a stable environment for my baby? Will they let my baby have adventures and experience new things? Will they practice values and traditions? Will they let my child be themselves?
You may know what adoption means, and you have probably heard of counseling, but have you ever heard those words put together? Adoption counseling can be summed up well in one word: "support." Support when you're not sure what you want or what to do, support during the adoption process, support at placement, and support after everything is over. This is how it works:
In your search for an adoptive family, the number of hopeful couples out there can be overwhelming. Today we'd like to highlight not a couple, but a threesome (plus their adorable little dachshund named Dutch) that has lots of room in their hearts for another little one.
Are you looking for the best adoption agencies in Tulsa? You have several options. Did you know that one of those options for adoption agencies in Tulsa is Gladney? For 130 years, Gladney has been creating bright futures through adoption, and Gladney’s foundation is built on a heritage of taking special care of both baby and mother. How does Gladney do this?
During the adoption process, there comes a time when you (the expectant mother) get to look through parent profiles, and this is maybe one of the most important parts of the whole adoption process. After all, when you take time to view parent profiles, you are really taking the time to get to know potential parents for your baby. One of these couples is Alexis and Rob.
Sometimes women who are thinking through placing their child for adoption believe that they have to go to a big city to gain access to the best adoption resources. However, Gladney works with women not only all over Texas, but also all over the U.S. Whether you are looking at adoption in Wichita Falls, Texas or in Boston, Massachusetts, we can help you.