125th anniversary

Gladney reaches milestone 30,000 adoptions

Dec
12

December 11, 2012 was a day of celebration for the Gladney Center for Adoption! “It’s been a year of milestones for the Gladney Center, as we have celebrated our 125th anniversary. However, the most exciting celebration for us is each time we get to help create a new family through the miracle of adoption.

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Gladney Center for Adoption Celebrates 30,000th Family Created Through Adoption

Dec
11

Gladney is excited to announce that our 30,000th family was created through the miracle of adoption.  This exciting event took place on December 11, 2012 on Gladney’s campus located at 6300 John Ryan Dr. Fort Worth, Texas.

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125 Facts: Mary Belle Stafford Pavilion

Aug
17

Interesting Fact: An open-air pavilion was constructed on Gladney's Hemphill campus in 1996 and named the Mary Belle Stafford Pavilion. Mrs. Stafford was an adoption caseworker for many years.

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125 Fun Facts: Hemphill Campus

Aug
03

Buildings were constructed on Gladney's previous campus at 2300 Hemphill Street one at a time, as funds were raised for a particular building. Construction highlights included:

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125 Facts: Dear Abby Visits Gladney

Jul
24

Abigail Van Buren, known the world over as "Dear Abby," toured the campus in 1965 during a visit to Fort Worth. To this day she continues to be a strong adoption advocate. Her July 24th column is all about adoption: http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/

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Happy Birthday, Gladney!

Jul
16

In 2012, the Gladney Center for Adoption announced its 125th anniversary of bringing families together. As one of the nation's largest agencies providing both domestic and international adoption services, the Gladney Center for Adoption has placed almost 30,000 children with forever families, and has acted as a pioneer and leading advocate for adopted children, adoptive families and birth parents.

 

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125 Facts: Edna Gladney born 1886

Jul
12

Interesting Fact: Edna Gladney was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 22, 1886. She was the daughter of an unmarried mother, Minnie Nell Jones, and an unknown British father. Minnie later married jeweler/sales clerk/confectionery baker Maurice Kahly, who gave Edna his name and fathered her sister Dorothy (born 1895).

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125 Facts: Gladney in the news

Jul
10

Gladney Center for Adoption continues to be the subject matter of many local, regional and national news reports. Since 1988, Gladney has been featured on the CBS News show 48 Hours, Good Morning America, MTV's 16 and Pregnant, Good Morning Texas, and many others. See recent stories about Gladney.

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125 Facts: Edna Gladney ignored conventions of her day

Jul
06

Interesting Fact: Edna ignored conventions of her day and was a firm believer in the early placement of children. She thought common sense dictated that a child and his/her parents be united as soon as possible. She also welcomed children of color, declaring that the Home was "only interested in one race, the human race."

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125 Facts: Mrs. Gladney in the Press

Jun
18

Mrs. Gladney was once again the subject of national press attention in 1953, when the Woman's Home Companion ran a full-length story on her entitled, "I Gave Away 10,000 Babies."

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