Waiting Children

A Child to Love.  Right here in the US, and in the countries we work with, there are children waiting to be adopted.  At Gladney we are committed to helping find stable, loving homes for as many of these children as possible. Because to us they are not just children waiting to be adopted, each one is special and unique; each one is A Child to Love. 

A Waiting Child generally refers to a child who is legally available for adoption and is not matched with a forever family.  In most cases, the child is under the care of public foster care agencies or an orphanage.  Internationally, the child may be considered a waiting child because of various factors that could include developmental delays, mental issues,  medical special needs, emotional issues, or because they are part of a sibling group.  They are also classified as a waiting child simply because they are older.

In the U.S. the child will have come into the foster care system for a variety of reasons, which could include neglect, abandonment, abuse and/or some other dysfunction within their family environment.

We currently have waiting children in the following regions:

To learn more about the programs Gladney offers, please request a free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packet. Make your request on-line or by calling 817.922.6008.


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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