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Adoption Stories by Gladney - I Am A Gladney Baby

Dec
18

I Am A Gladney BabyI could tell you a factual story about our daughter Emma Kiley, with her date of birth, weight, length, etc. but that’s not the most important part of her story. Emma may only be two, but she will always know her story is a unique one.

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - Our Gladney Family

Oct
30

Our Gladney StoryWe received a referral for our daughter Izzie through Gladney’s Guatemala program. A few weeks later, anxious to meet our new baby, we flew to Guatemala and were immediately won over by the most irresistible, exuberantly happy baby we had ever met.

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - Country & Culture

Jul
29

Country and CultureThere were so many new things that our kids had thrust upon them when we adopted them last year – a new home, a new family, new roles, new rules, a new country, and a new language. Understanding how hard this might be, we try to maintain little slivers of the country and culture that they had to leave behind, too.

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - We Are Gladney Brothers!

Nov
30

We Are Gladney BrothersThe door opened. Peeking from behind his foster mother's legs was a shy, timid little three-year old boy. Coaxing him from her legs, his foster mother nudged him forward, saying in broken English, "Momma and Poppa." We got down on our knees, our hearts melting, as we took his hand; and we knew we were finally a family!

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - A Gladney Family

Oct
31

We are a Gladney FamilyOnce Chad and I heard about Gladney, we knew there was no other agency that we wanted to help us begin our family. I cannot begin to tell you how excited we were to know that we were soon going to meet our forever son or daughter. We received a call in July from our caseworker about a birth mom pregnant with a little girl, and she

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - I Am A Gladney Baby From Ethiopia

Sep
27

I Am A Gladney Baby!Adopting an older child has been a huge blessing to our family. Biruk is a wonderful son with a kind and easygoing spirit. He finds joy in the small things, like helping his dad wash the car or joining me for adventures in grocery shopping. And while it might seem odd for a 15-year-old to want to accompany us on normal errands, these are all vital cultural-learning field trips for Biruk.

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - Adoption Reunion

Aug
14

ABC Adoption Program ReunionWe adopted our daughter, Rachel, through Gladney's ABC adoption program in 1998.   We live in Vermont, and her birth mom, Glenda, lives in North Carolina.

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - We Are a Gladney Family

Aug
07

We Are A Gladney FamilyAfter researching our options with all of the Gladney programs, our hearts led us to the New Beginnings program. During our home study, our caseworker mentioned two young boys whose case had been forwarded to her; but she had very little information. At that time, we had no idea that “those two young boys” would find their way into our hearts and our home.

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Adoption Stories by Gladney - We are a Gladney Family

Jul
31

We are a Gladney FamilyOur life-changing decision to adopt our children began in late 2007.  Waiting over four years for a placement is very trying and lonely, but the support, frequent status calls and updates from Gladney helped keep us informed and sane.

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