Friday, February 26, 2010

Gladney Chinese New Year Celebration in NYC!

On Feb. 20th, Gladney families gathered at a restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown to celebrate the Year Of The Tiger! A grand time was had by all. Here are a selection of photos showing highlights of the party from start to finish!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow Princesses

Peytie, age 3 1/2, adopted from Ruijin SWI, Jiangxi,
Province, China, dresses a snow princess as she plays
in over a foot of record snowfall in North Texas last week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Marissa's First Texas Snow!

Marissa, age 11 months, arrived home with her
parents from Hubei, China on February 4th!
She experienced her "first Texas snow" this past
week with father Tom!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Chinese New Year Celebration!

Dear Gladney Families,


We invite you to join us in celebration of the new year at Gladney’s annual NY Chinese New Year’s party !! We are eager to celebrate with all of our Gladney families and will have face painting, origami and exciting live entertainment. This is a family event, so bring the whole gang! Older kids are welcome to participate as helpers with the activities for the little ones – just let us know if you have a tween/teen that would like to help.

The event will be held on February 20, 2010 from 11am – 2pm at Jing Fong Restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown. (20 Elizabeth St, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10013).

Cost will be $35 for adults, $20 for kids 5+, and $10 for kids under 5.
Please send payment by February 13th (checks are payable to The Gladney Center for Adoption and can be mailed to the NY office – email confirmation will be sent after checks are received).

Please specify the number of adults and children (including ages) in your RSVP as well as any seating requests (there will be an all-teens table, so please note in your RSVP if your tween/teen would like to sit at this table). Also, please provide us with your mailing address, phone number and email address. RSVP’s can be emailed to Jennifer Grasso at

Questions? Call us at the NY office:

The Gladney Center for Adoption (for checks – Attn: Mary Chapman)
363 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Can’t wait to see you there!

~ The Gladney Team ~

Pose for the Camera!

Julia, age 5 1/2, from Hepu CWI, Guangxi China,
poses for the camera as she makes a snow
angel, shovels snow and builds a "snowlady"!

Olivia's Igloo!

What a gorgeous day in Seattle! Olivia, age 7,
from Szechuan, China, stands proudly beside
the "first" Igloo she helped to build!

Ready to Go and Play in the Snow!

Tessa, age 3, is from Jiangyoung Social Welfare Institute, China.
She just couldn't wait to get outdoors to play in the snow on February 10th!

It's Snowing!

Samantha Bowers, age 4 1/2,
flashes her beautiful smile as she plays in the snow earlier this week
at her home in New Jersey!

Greetings from Harbin China!

Greetings from Harbin, China!
Travis and Dustin, age 4,
are pictured above with new parents
Brian and Sharon in front of St. Sophia's Church!
Photo taken: February 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Gladney's First Waiting Child Webinar!!!

To all Gladney Families and Friends,

The New York office is excited to host our first webinar focusing on our Asia Programs waiting children! This online event will outline our programs, highlight common reasons why children are on the waiting lists, as well as hear about Wendy and Gongzhan’s recent trip to China. Several available children will be featured as well. Please spread the word to anyone that may be interested in having a better understanding of the Asia Waiting Children programs at Gladney!

We are looking forward to beginning a series of webinars that will provide education and personal experiences to promote waiting children. Gladney is committed to finding homes for these special children and we appreciate your support! To participate in this webinar, hosted on February 8, 2010 at 7pm EST, email April Lerch at for instructions on how to register. We hope everyone can join us!

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Shred Betty!

We just returned from a wonderful family vacation in Vail, Colorado. After a fun week in ski school, Whitney can ski better than her parents!

Think snow!