COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ADOPTION EDUCATION
In the circle of care for children who are at risk of abuse or who have experienced abuse, community organizations must partner together to provide much needed resources and services. Gladney is a part of that circle, and our mission goes hand in hand with other organizations serving vulnerable children and their families. Through Gladney's community education efforts and adoption services, we work to let everyone -- expectant mothers, parents, teachers, medical professionals, social workers, judges, high school students, counselors, and more -- know that adoption is always an option. It can be a proactive prevention to children entering foster care and can be a healing solution for waiting children in foster care who need permanent, loving, and caring families. An adoption plan can be made during pregnancy, at the time of delivery, or months or years down the road in the parenting journey.