Friday, September 23, 2011

Visitors from Shanghai

Last week, a delegation of 5 adoption officials from Shanghai visited Gladney’s Fort Worth office and New York office! The Shanghai officials were able to learn about Gladney’s US domestic and international adoption programs.

In Fort Worth, Gladney welcomed the Shanghai delegation with a tour of the Gladney Center Fort Worth campus. The staff gave the delegation a very Texan welcome by showing them the Historic Stockyards and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. They ended the day at the Texas Rangers baseball game!

In New York, Gladney held a reception to welcome the Shanghai delegation and was joined by families adopting children from Shanghai as well as families who had previously adopted children from Shanghai. The families were excited and honored to meet the officials face-to-face to have the chance to learn more about their children’s environment before coming to the US. The delegation reported that they were happy to see such caring parents and that the adopted children are living healthy and happy lives.

The Johnsons picking up their daughter, Ava, in Shanghai.

Gladney’s partnership with the Shanghai Children’s Home began in March 2011. If you would like to learn more about Gladney’s partnership with the Shanghai Children’s Home, please visit here or contact You can also read stories about the joy these children bring to the parents everyday through the Asia Waiting Child program.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Visit from Heilongjiang Officials

Last Friday, Sept. 16th, the Gladney Asia Program had a breakfast reception to welcome several officials from Heilongjiang Province. Also attending the breakfast were children who had been adopted from Heilongjiang, including the cute twins above!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reception in NYC for Heilongjiang Officials

Gladney Center for Adoption cordially invites families who have adopted from Heilongjiang Province to join us for a welcome breakfast as adoption officials from Heilongjiang will be visiting Gladney’s New York office on Sept. 16th. We are very excited to host the officials and would love to see many families at the reception!

The officials are on a limited travel schedule and so we will be hosting an informal breakfast reception for them at 9am on Friday morning, the 16th of September. They are especially looking forward to seeing children adopted from Heilongjiang as they are very interested in the welfare of the children after they are adopted. This is a great opportunity to show them how much the kids thrive in loving families!

Gladney Center for Adoption is located at 363 7th Ave, 3rd floor (corner of 7th Ave and 30th St) in Manhattan, near Penn Station.

Please RSVP to April Uduhiri at or 212.868.4564.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back To School In Brooklyn!

In many parts of the country, kids have been back in school for weeks already, but James, Kathryn and Sarah just started back last Thursday! James is in middle school now and Kathryn and Sarah are in first grade. Their first days back all went great, and they also enjoyed their first soccer games this weekend and celebrating Sarah's sixth birthday! If you would like to share your back-to-school photos on the blog, please send them to Mary Chapman at Happy Fall everyone!

Friday, September 02, 2011

NYC Reception for Shanghai Officials

Gladney Center extends an invitation to all adoptive families in the area with children from Shanghai, China, as well as pre-adoptive families who would like to learn more about Gladney Center’s Waiting Child partnership with the Shanghai Children’s Home.

It has been 15 years since a delegation from Shanghai has visited the United States and this reception allows US families the chance to share with Shanghai adoption officials the well-being and successes of their children as they have grown through the years.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 19th, 6-8pm

WHERE: Gladney Center for Adoption, 363 Seventh Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

Refreshments will be served. Cost is $30 per family.

For more information and to register please click HERE. Please register early and mail payment before September 12. Space is limited and thus registration will close on September 13, 2011.