Monday, November 30, 2015

New Week, New Partnership, New Files!

We are pretty excited this Monday morning! We have a lot of exciting news to share!

First of all, our partnership with the Ningbo orphanage in the Zhejiang province of China is now official! We visited there in April and met a bunch of super sweet children, so we are extremely excited that we will be working with them on an on-going basis!


New files! We love when we find out about new files! This group consists of all really young children, including twin 2 1/2 year old girls! Oh the cuteness! And a tiny little boy with the sweetest little expression. And... well, I could keep going, but I'm just giving you a little sneak peek right now, so I'd better stop.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

One thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, GOTCHA DAY! 


What a day -- excitement, joy, anxiousness, sadness, promise, love....

Gotcha Day and Thanksgiving: trains, planes, and automobiles....and family.  The opportunity to hold our child, or parent, or sibling, in our arms and say:  "I am finally here for you today; and I will be here for you always". 

You can follow the blog of a family currently in China adopting one of our little Superkids here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shining A Light On... Taiwan

This month the Gladney Superkids team has been sharing what we have been #gratefulfor.  On Tuesdays we always like to shine a little extra light  - and focus our thoughts and work  - on the children in Taiwan who need families. I know that the country of Taiwan may not be the first place that parents might think about traveling to when they choose to adopt a child who is Chinese.  But, I encourage everyone to learn about Taiwan - It is an interesting and beautiful country with a history intertwined with mainland China.  It is a country of modern conveniences and challenges.

The adoption process in Taiwan is a very stable process with the opportunity to receive updated medical and developmental information on a regular basis once matched with a child.  Most often the children needing an adoptive family are toddlers are sibling groups.  Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend 5 months in Taiwan followed by 3 months in China, so in many ways- when I think about China -- I think about my adventures in Taiwan, and the friends I made when I was visiting.  I am #gratefulfor the opportunity I had to visit "both" Chinas - and there will always be a special place in my heart for Taiwan.  

Could your child be waiting in Taiwan? Visit Gladney’s website to read the adoptive parents requirements for the Taiwan program. If you are interested in learning more about the Taiwan program or waiting children, please be in touch with Taiwan Program Caseworker Mary Chapman at

-Wendy Stanley, Director, Asia program Social Services

Monday, November 23, 2015

Let's Start the Week Off Right!

First of all a let's say congratulations to the family of our recently matched little


Then let's congratulate the families meeting their little Superkids this week!

And last, but not least, we had a great time meeting new families and sharing about Superkids and Gladney's programs at the APC Conference this weekend.

April and Mary at the display table.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thankful Thursday {#gratefulfor}

This week we are thankful for...


We are so blessed with opportunities! We are given the opportunity to travel to Asia and are welcomed into orphanages in both China and Taiwan. They welcome us in with our cameras and donations and they set up scales and answer our questions and give us access to so much information. They trust us to use this information and the photos and videos responsibly and we appreciate their trust.

We have the opportunity to meet children. We meet hundreds of children in a year's time! We treasure each moment with each child. We cradle babies, we play with toddlers, we put Legos together with older children.

We have the opportunity to meet so many awesome families! (See last week's post)

We have the opportunity to advocate and educate! Tomorrow afternoon Keely will be holding a webinar to help people understand neurological issues better in order to prepare them to parent children with these needs.

We are so thankful for the many unique opportunities we have!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015