Many families choose to adopt an infant or toddler in the United States. That’s how Gladney got started in 1887, and our mission to find loving homes for all children continues today.
Each adoption, like each family, is unique. Our goal is to get to know you and understand your unique situation so that, together, we can customize your adoption experience to meet your needs.
The Domestic Infant Adoption Program places infants of all races into the arms of loving families. This program serves families who wish to adopt an infant and women who have contacted Gladney to make an adoption plan.
Gladney's Domestic Infant Program offers:
- Flexibility in the adoption process
- Assistance in developing a family profile
- Guidance from experienced staff
- Experienced and respected legal staff
- Membership in a parent support group
- Parenting education
- Confidentiality, unless both parties agree to more openness
Couples interested in adopting through Gladney’s Domestic Infant Program must meet the following guidelines:
- Openness to the characteristics of children available
- Live in the United States
- One parent must be a U.S. citizen
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept every family who submits a pre-application with Gladney. This could be due to eligibility, but we also receive a large number of pre-applications, especially, for families seeking to adopt infants and toddlers. At this time, we have to limit the number of families we bring in, following trends of children who become available for adoption.To read the full list of requirements, please proceed to Exploring Adoption »
Every year in the U.S., medically fragile infants are born every day. The Gladney Center for Adoption has a program for infants with non-correctable medical and/or congenital conditions. Learn More
The Independent Adoption program allows adoptive parents who have already located their own birth mother to utilize the outstanding adoption services Gladney provides for both the birth mother and the adoptive parents. Learn More