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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Federated Giving Programs, Human Services, Philanthropy

Mission: Creating Bright Futures Through Adoption

Target demographics: the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents

Direct beneficiaries per year: 268 Children placed with Adoptive Families; 1,037 Expectant Mothers inquired about adoption services; 964 Adoption Education events & personal contacts with over 20,000 teenagers, women, and professionals reached; 400 children in 15 orphanages in China, Colombia, and Taiwan visited by Gladney Superkids volunteers.

Geographic areas served: all states

Programs: For adoptive parents, we offer: International and domestic adoption A caring experienced social work staff Counseling and education about adoption Thorough knowledgeable legal services Access to parent support groups nationwide Openness and flexibility in the adoption process Permanent maintenance of vital adoption records Parenting education Post adoption services For birth mothers, we offer: Openness flexibility in the adoption process A residential opportunity offering support through the adoption process A caseworker who offers support through the adoption process while living at home Private medical care Individual, peer, and group counseling Thorough legal services by staff attorneys experienced in adoption law Educational opportunities through our school program and Career Development Program Post adoption services For birth fathers, we offer: Access to adoption counselors Access to our post adoption services Input into the selection of ado

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have first approached Gladney simply to get some information for adoption. We went to one of their informational whole day session. All the questions that we had around adoption process were clarified and that same day we took the adoption application package. Down the road, we made the decision to adopt our daughter through Gladney and started the process. They made sure that our adoption documents were complete on a timely manner. Additionally, while waiting for placement, the various essential child care courses, refreshment courses and interactive classes given by Gladney on infant/toddler cares and CPR classes gave us more tools and confidence while we were transitioning to become parents. They took us through each of the process even though Gladney did most of the heavy-lifting for us. Gladney's efficiency during and after placement was beyond remarkable. Whenever we have questions, we reach out to our awesome case worker (Ashley) and she always came back with the right course of action and solutions. We will never forget the day we got the call that we were matched with our daughter. Moreover, the post adoption department are doing excellent job after our placement with our daughter. We are blessed to have the birth mother and father in our lives. There is not a day that passed with out being grateful to the birth parents for placing their full confidence on us. This trust pushes us to strive to be great parents every day. The post adoption department in Gladney always make sure that our post adoption communications and packages with the birth parents reaches on time. Through those communications, we include all of our daughter's developmental milestones and achievements. We also love the communications we receive from the birth parents. If I go on how Gladney played an integral role in our lives, this small survey won't suffice. I cannot pass with out saying thank you for the fantastic job that Gladney is doing all these years. Thank you.

Comments ( 1 )

GladneyCenter Thank you for your wonderful feedback as well as your support. We appreciate you choosing Gladney!

Taryn F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had such an incredible experience adopting our daughter with the help of Gladney! I work in the non-profit field and was time and time again impressed with the professional, excellent services provided. Our case manager in particular was always quick to respond, offered helpful advice and made us feel like what we valued mattered. We also have heard very positive things about Gladney from our daughters birth parent--it was always important to us that any birth parent receive the highest level of services and it was beautiful to see how the birth parent was loved and cared for throughout the process. I cannot recommend Gladney enough!

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GladneyCenter 03/10/2021

Taryn, as a non-profit professional, your comments mean a lot. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gladney changed our lives! From the moment we left the informational session, I knew that Gladney was where we needed to be for our adoption journey. I was so impressed by their support of birth mothers who may need a safe place to go, both during their pregnancy and after. Their staff is so supportive, so helpful and does everything they can to support birth parents and adoptive families. We were blessed to have Ashley as our caseworker and she is patient, a source of strength and has an amazing heart. The adoption process can be long, emotional and stressful at times, but we always had Gladney supporting us through it all.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We started the adoption process with Gladney nearly 5 years ago. We could not be happier with the care and compassion from everyone involved: from out initial call about orientation to continued post placement follow-ups. It is nice to have them as a constant resource as we sometimes need help navigating the complexities of open adoption. The agency in general is very open to lost of different life circumstances and has always made us feel welcome. If we choose to adopt again, it will definitely be through Gladney. Cannot recommend using their services enough!

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GladneyCenter 03/05/2021

Thank you so much for your feedback on Gladney. We so appreciate your support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great place that has a wealth of knowledge for professionals assisting families in a variety of roles.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was the most informational zoom call I’ve ever attended. Information Shared was very important to understanding the different mindsets that can be experience when dealing with children in different phases of poverty.

1 Michelle H.15

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Gladney Center offers great continuing education for counseling professionals (either free or low cost). They also consider the needs of all involved in the adoption triangle (birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptee).

Everyone involved is very knowledgeable and professional.

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GladneyCenter 08/06/2020

Thank you, Michelle, for your review of Gladney's education program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Can't explain how much I love Gladney!!! They are amazing in every way- from their attention to detail with your adoption process, to the way they care for the birth moms going through the center, to the incredible post adoption services afterwards. They are truly exceptional. Forever grateful for our sweet Gladney baby and all the wonderful staff members that make Gladney what it is.