Natalie Bowen, Donor Communications & Annual Giving Associate
This is why
The Gladney staff explains why they do what they do every day.
My niece is #MyGladneyWhy. About 15 months after she joined our family, I got a job at Gladney and moved to Fort Worth. Through my personal experience in being an aunt to her, I've learned so much--navigating adoption stories and open adoption relationships, learning and addressing her strengths and needs as she develops over time, and forming a strong aunt/niece bond. She impresses me with her thoughtfulness, concern for others, and resourcefulness--she's always creating something! One of my favorite adoption-related stories about my niece is from 1st grade when her class was assigned to draw their families--she drew herself with my sister and brother-in-law, along with her birth family. She's grown up confidently knowing who she is and who she's related to, which I'm so grateful for.