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.
The children available for international adoption from Taiwan are in need of a permanent family because they have come into the care of a child welfare institute due to neglect, abuse, abandonment, and/or some other dysfunction in their family system that prevents appropriate care. The youngest children placed for international adoption from Taiwan, both boys and girls, are typically in the age range of 3-5 years old. There are many children who are elementary and middle school aged who are waiting to be matched with an adoptive family. Many, but not all, children available for adoption from Taiwan have identified health, socio-emotional, or learning issues.
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. All international hosting programs are currently on hold. We will announce any updates on our Superkids blog.
Usually, our Superkids team travels to Taiwan twice a year to meet with waiting children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our trips abroad have been cancelled, but we didn’t want this to derail all of the amazing advocacy we could do for these amazing children. Therefore, we launched our first ever Virtual Superkids Program!
Gladney’s Superkids team works with both of our partner agencies in Taiwan to facilitate Superkids visits with waiting children from afar. We have already completed several virtual trips can’t wait to share more about each of these awesome kids with you! Be sure to follow the blog and join our private Taiwan Advocacy Facebook group so you don’t miss anything!
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