Blog: April 2012

125 Facts: The idea for Blossoms in the Dust

Apr
30

Ralph Wheelwright, an MGM publicist, and his wife, adopted a baby girl from Mrs. Gladney in 1940. Inspired by Mrs. Gladney's devotion to the Texas Children's Home and Aid Society, he sketched out her life story and presented it to Louis Mayer, head of Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio. Wheelwright was paid $10,000 for the project idea.

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125 Facts: I.Z.T. Morris boy soldier

Apr
25

At age 14, Isaac Zachary Taylor Morris enlisted as a "boy soldier." He was later injured and became a prisoner of war. Upon his release, he was given parole papers which can be seen at the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Visitors Center.

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Celebrate Mother's Day & Father's Day

Apr
24

No Other Relationship

in our lives is as influential as the one between a parent and child.

Mother's Day & Father's Day Celebration

As we celebrate this Mother's Day and Father's Day, show the priceless value of that relationship through a tribute gift to the Gladney Center for Adoption commemorating Mother's Day and Father's Day!

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125 Years - Defining Moments

Apr
24

Happy Anniversary, Gladney Center for Adoption!

 

Gladney Center for Adoption Timeline

 

 

Gladney Center for Adoption Marks 125th Anniversary

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125 Facts: Gladney Center's origins

Apr
23

The Gladney Center had its origins in the orphan train movement of the mid-nineteenth century, when New York, Philadelphia and other large East Coast cities were inundated with orphans and abandoned children. Those orphaned children were sent on trains throughout the Midwest, where they were placed with adoptive families.

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125 Facts: Texas Children's Home and Aid Society's purpose

Apr
19

The Texas Children's Home and Aid Society never intended to be an orphanage. Instead, it was a "handling home," where children were accepted for adoption placement and cared for until the right homes could be provided for them.

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125 Facts: New Beginnings Heart Gallery

Apr
17

In 2011, Gladney's New Beginnings Program brought The Heart Gallery to Gladney's campus. The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit created to find loving, forever families for children in foster care.

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'We Need Each Other'

Apr
16

Adoption Success
 
We entered the adoption process nervous and fearful.
 
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125 Interesting Facts: Edna joins the Board in 1910

Apr
13

Edna referred orphaned children to the Texas Children's Home and Aid Society for placement with adoptive families, and joined the board of that organization in 1910.

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6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

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