What is a GFA?

From diapers to dating, from terrible twos to treacherous teens - these are the joys of parenthood. As children make life's journey from cradle to college and beyond, parents do their best to raise them well, struggling to make informed decisions, hoping for lasting health and happiness. As members of the GFA, families do not walk this path alone - they have the support of others who share similar life experiences.

The benefits of the Gladney Family Association participation include.

  • Adoptive parents receive consistent support and encouragement, from the time they are approved and waiting until their children reach adulthood.
  • Adults receive parenting and post adoption information and support.
  • Children develop friendships with other adopted children and discover that adoption is not uncommon.
  • GFA groups sponsor fun and exciting social, cultural and family events.
  • Families develop lifelong friendships.
  • The opportunity to give back to The Gladney Center by leading and supporting fundraisers.


The GFA has meant so much to us - from supporting us while we were approved and waiting, celebrating the joy of bringing our lovely daughter Taylor home, to the ongoing support we can only get from those who have created their family through adoption and have walked a similar path. Our family has made lifelong friends through the GFA.