The purpose of Gladney University is to equip clients and professionals with the knowledge they need to help provide positive and healthy outcomes for the children we serve. Gladney University provides adoptive parents with education and support before, during and after their adoption. This education and support helps Gladney provide the finest adoption experience possible and it’s part of Gladney’s promise of family for life.

Additionally, Gladney University provides medical professionals, counselors, social service advocates and community members with cutting edge continuing education programs by offering relevant and engaging, web-based and in person educational adoption and child welfare resources. Plus, Gladney University offers 2 podcasts, reFRAMED and Gladney University Podcast, for anyone who has a love for children and a desire to meet their needs. 

Gladney is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding training to parents and professionals because of our over 135 year history of serving families and children. Our staff is highly qualified, experienced and compassionate. This combination creates dynamic and very successful training programs.


You’re invited! Here are some training opportunities coming up soon


October 19, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT, Parent Prep: Practical and Emotional Ways to Prepare for Having Kids


Stay up to date with training opportunities and highlights hereon Facebook. Please share with others!

Adoption Resource Materials

We want to provide you with as many tools and resources as possible as you talk with women who are struggling with unplanned pregnancies or who may be experiencing a parenting crisis. Start downloading adoption resources

Interested in being a Gladney University Presenter?

We look for diverse applicants who are doers, makers, creators, and child welfare advocates. Gladney University presenters are selected upon their accomplishments, impact, reputation of their work, and belief that their voice will create change in our world. Below is a list of the criteria our selection committee requires:

  • Evidence based foundation
  • Clear objectives
  • Audience participation opportunities
  • Visual elements

It's simple to apply! Fill out the application below. We promise to review your application with respect and honor for your work. Once submitted, a member from our team will contact you within 2-4 weeks to inform you of our decision regarding your proposal.