Gladney is only accepting new families to adopt children age 3+ years or special medical needs children from Taiwan.
Gladney works with two government-licensed child welfare foundations in Taiwan. Gladney's Taiwan program is able to offer adoption opportunities to families desiring to adopt a toddler or school-aged child.
Birth parents are typically involved in this adoption matching process. All adoptive family information shared with birth parents is non-identifying. Continued communication after placement, between the birth parent and adoptive family, is coordinated between the child welfare foundation and Gladney.
Children come into the care of a child welfare institute when a birth mother decides to relinquish her rights to a child or a child is referred by the social service department of a local county government. The youngest children are typically 3-5 years old. There are many children ages 6 waiting. Children with medical needs, and without,are available, both male and female.
In 2018 Gladney’s Superkids Program expanded to provide U.S based hosting programs for adoptable children. The first group of children were from Taiwan and hosted by families living in the Southeastern part of the U.S. In a hosting program, prospective adoptive families have a chance to either host a child in their home, or through a “camp-like” experience. Host families interact with children over the course of a 1-2 week stay. A U.S. based hosting program offers children living in institutions or group foster homes an opportunity for an experience they may not otherwise enjoy. It allows the children to experience life in a family and how a healthy family functions and feels. Hosting programs with a camp curriculum and setting, allow for activities with adoption professionals and prospective adoptive parents in relaxed settings that help with matching the host children to adoptive families. Many of the children who participate in hosting programs are adopted by host families or other prospective adoptive parents. Gladney is planning for its next hosting program to take place in 2020.
If you are considering adoption from Taiwan, or if you are an adoption advocate, and would like information about our Superkids program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couples interested in adopting through Gladney’s Taiwan Program must meet the following guidelines:
- Married for a minimum of two years (in some cases, 5 years)
- Taiwan will only place children with heterosexual couples
- Each parent must be between 25-50 years old
- Each parent must be 20 years older than the child being adopted
- One parent must be a U.S. citizen
- No more than 3 children already living in the home
- Interest in adopting children aged 3-5 years with special needs or children over the age of 5 years, and sibling groups
- Express an openness to a child with a medical condition
To read the full list of requirements, please proceed to Exploring Adoption »
Waiting Children Asia is a Gladney program that places babies, toddlers and older children with medical needs from China and Taiwan. Also available for adoption are older (6+ years of age) children who do not have medical needs. View Profiles
Superkids is a humanitarian aid and child advocacy program at the Gladney Center for Adoption that provides developmental screenings, caregiver trainings and adoption advocacy on behalf of Taiwanese orphans. Learn More