Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Great Need: Children in China and Taiwan with Down Syndrome

Happy National Adoption month! Let's start this month off right! We have an exciting announcement to make! 




Superkids spent the month of October in Taiwan and China. We traveled to over a dozen cities to see more than 200 adoptable children. The final trip will take Superkids to Guizhou for a week over the Thanksgiving holiday, to update files for children who were formerly on the ‘shared list’. As Gladney staff and volunteers return home, the hearts and minds of the teams collectively reflect and wonder and hope. We hope that there are families for these children we have met.



Over the past month we cuddled, chased, and developmentally screened close to 60 children who have Down Syndrome.



As National Adoption Month begins, we would like to announce that a portion of funds in Gladney Center’s Asia Adoption Support Fund will be made available to parents adopting a child with Down Syndrome through Gladney Center.  Grants will be in the amount of $4,000 for children who are matched with parents who have completed their Gladney Application.


The grant will be applied to offset program fees due after home study approval and after the official child referral has been signed.  Families who complete their applications between now and February 1, 2017, are eligible to apply for this grant.  




For more information, please contact Wendy.stanley@gladney.org