New Beginnings Program Testimonials

Adoption Success Stories

Congratulations to our New Beginnings families!

Gladney's adoptive parents who have created their families through our New Beginnings Adoption Program have such wonderful stories to share!

  • The Gift: An Adoption Story - Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tanya Orr, a wonderful wife and mother of two, about her fervent desire to adopt, the long journey taken towards that end, and the wonderful gift she finally received in the form of her eight year old adoptive daughter, Sanayah.
  • "We have adopted from Gladney's New Beginnings Program twice; Gilliah is 12 and Zeke [...] is 2 almost 3. 2 of my grandchildren are from the program also. Tanya Houk is the best!" Lori J

Your Story

We want to make it easy for you to also share your stories with us and with other families who are going through this process. If you recently adopted from the New Beginnings program and would like to share your photos and stories, here are some story starters:

  • The first time I saw you . . .
  • Our placement day . . .
  • We chose Gladney because . . .
  • Our adoption journey . . .
  • Our rollercoaster ride . . .
  • Not knowing what to expect . . .
  • Gladney helped us . . .
  • The trip home . . .

Please email those stories and photos to us at We look forward to hearing from you!

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Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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