125 anniversary

125 Facts: Edna's second legislative battle

May
11

The second legislative battle Edna Gladney fought was in 1951. Mrs. Gladney successfully argued that adopted children should have the same inheritance rights as biological children and that they should be legally adopted rather than placed in a long-term guardianship. The first battle she fought was to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records in 1936.

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125 Facts: Houston Auxiliary's first fundraiser

May
09

The Houston Auxiliary (now called GFA) held its first fundraiser in 1952 at the Shamrock Hotel, which was attended by 800 guests. Several hundred guests were turned away from the event due to a lack of room.

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125 Facts: Edna and Sam Gladney

Apr
09

In September 1906, Edna virtually left her fiancé at the altar and eloped with flour miller Sam Gladney, a Texas native. The newlyweds lived in Fort Worth but frequently traveled to Havana, Cuba on flower milling business.

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125 Facts: Edna's legislative battles

Apr
05

Edna's passionate support of the birth certificate legislation and her assertion that "there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents" led many Texas legislators to refer to her as "that Gladney woman." Thanks to her efforts Texas passed a bill in 1936 and became the first state in the Southwest to legally remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records.

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Good Morning Texas segment on April 16

Apr
02

Calling all Families!!!  On April 16th Gladney will be on Good Morning Texas talking about our 125th Anniversary and the Skittle.  We will have a train on set- out in the plaza as well as clowns and balloons.  We would like to have as many families and children to be a part of this fun segment. They will go on train rides, interact with the clowns just be the adorable kids they are.  Mark Melson will be interviewed and he will be talking about Gladney’s 125th Anniversary, our legacy and the Skittle!

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125 Facts: IZT Morris

Mar
28

When one of the orphan train lines ended in Fort Worth, Rev. Isaac Zachary Taylor Morris, his wife Belle, and their seven children cared for the "leftover" children in their home and Rev. Morris actively sought adoptive families for these children. He was frequently called to pick up infants and children abandoned by their parents in the train depots, nearby vacant lots, and on trains themselves. That was the beginning of the Texas Children's Home and Aid Society.

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CONTACT GLADNEY:

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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