How can we say that we're one of the best adoption agencies in Houston? Because for over 130 years, Gladney has operated as a nonprofit helping expectant mothers, who were not planning on becoming parents at that moment in time, create adoption plans for their babies, toddlers, and children. An unexpected pregnancy is just that. Unexpected. Not planned. Stressful.
How can we say that we're one of the best adoption agencies in Fort Worth? We are confident in that statement because for over 130 years, Gladney has operated as a nonprofit helping expectant mothers, who were not planning on becoming parents right then, create adoption plans for their babies, toddlers, and children. An unexpected pregnancy is just that. Not planned. Unexpected.
You've come to the right place. At the Gladney Center for Adoption, we have a large, diverse group of families that are longing to adopt a baby. They have created adoption profiles just for you. Some have even put together videos.
Today is Birth Mothers Day. We’re thankful for time to recognize and honor these brave women. These are notes written during our Birth Mother’s Day Dinner answering, “What would you tell a birth mother?” Email and tell us what your note would say.
We know confronting the question "How do you give a baby up for adoption?" is deeply painful and terrifying but good things will come from this. Take a moment and breathe. You are not alone in this and you are not "giving up a baby for adoption." You are making an informed, loving plan to place your baby for adoption with the family you choose.
The Gladney Center for Adoption had its beginnings during the days when orphans in the northeast were placed on trains that carried them to new homes in the south. During train stops these children would often times be put up on a platform where local families would choose a child to adopt. This is where the term "put up for adoption" came from. Gladney's founder, I.Z.T. Morris realized that this system wasn't truly finding homes for the children–it was finding work. Because of this, many of the very young children that couldn't work were not picked. So Morris began "placing" children in homes with parents that would love and cherish them.