'We Need Each Other'

Adoption Success
We entered the adoption process nervous and fearful.
Nervous about meeting the birth mother of our daughter, and fearful that she and her family would not choose us as adoptive parents, or that she would change her mind. What if she asked questions about the future that we were not prepared to answer?
With guarded exhilaration, we prepared ourselves to meet someone who had the ability to make our dreams come true and change our lives forever.
Much to our surprise, we found an immediate connection with the birth mother and her family. All awkwardness vanished as we discovered an unspoken, but mutual, realization that the birth mother needed us just as much as we needed her.  
We had expected to feel blessed with a child through adoption. What we could not have known was how deeply we would fall in love with our daughter’s birth mother. We keep in touch with her regularly, and she is doing great. We are excited to see what the future holds for her and we will always have a special place in our hearts for her.
She made our dreams of having a family come true and we see something of her in our beautiful daughter every day.
Share Your Story

We want to make it easy for you to share your stories with us and with other families who are going through this process. If you recently adopted from one of Gladney's adoption programs 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 roller coaster ride . . .
  • Not knowing what to expect . . .
  • Gladney helped us . . .
  • The trip home . . .

Please email those stories and photos to us at adoption@gladney.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
By submitting this material you grant the Gladney Center the right to use, publish and otherwise publicly display this material in the manner The Gladney Center chooses, including use in brochures and on the web.



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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