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 outreach staff


The Outreach Team at the Gladney Center for Adoption specializes

in educating the community on the loving option of adoption and the variety of services offered to birthparents and adoptive families.

We are proud of our 125 year legacy of creating bright futures through adoption!   

Gladney Out and About

SUMMER 2012 

Dear Friends,


We're having a great summer here at Gladney, and have lots of great news to share with you!  From our new 

Birthmother Decision Making Guide to our beautifully updated Counseling Suites, Gladney continues to improve upon the already outstanding services provided to birth parents as they make an adoption plan for their baby's life. 
Come for a tour...we'd love to show you our lovely campus and share the amazing changes we've made to our Visitors Center!




Tours are available by appointment

Mon. - Fri.  8:30 - 5:00

Call 817-922-6073 to schedule yours!







Round Table Discussion and Lunch, Site Tour and Prayer 

Friday, August 10
11:00 - 1:00 at Gladney

You are welcome to join us to learn more about our plans regarding the new Planned Parenthood clinic being built next door.  
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76132

RSVP to Karin at






























 "Wish, Dream, Believe"



To view more photos from
Spa For The Soul: 

A Redesign of Decor...
For a Renewal of the Spirit

Our campus has always been beautiful, but when we received an extremely generous gift from a donor who specifically wanted to help Gladney honor our commitment to post-adoption counseling for birth parents...we were blessed with the opportunity to totally transform our counseling suite!  Redecorating the counseling rooms from functional to warm, serene and inviting, was a task Jennifer Lanter relished!  From the furniture to the artwork, birth parents can now enjoy a more relaxing and nurturing environment while meeting with their adoption counselors. Our lovely, new and tranquil rooms reflect our heart, spirit and love for the women we serve.  Come on over and take a tour!



 Proudly Announcing Our
"Newest Edition" Birthmother Decision Making Guide!

Designed to help women honestly evaluate their personal situation in regards to their pregnancy, this booklet combines helpful information on the options of marriage, single parenting, and the loving option of adoption, along with fun facts about adoption.  We provide realistic facts about money and time management, and have allowed ample space so she can write her own personal thoughts and feelings about her life goals for herself...and her unborn child.  Powerful true life stories are shared by Janice, Gladney birthmother, and Jennifer, Gladney adoptive parent.

Perfect to share with your clients who are unsure about their readiness to parent, this workbook may help them understand that ADOPTION is a responsible and courageous PARENTING choice.


To order Birthmother Decision Making Guides for your center, please call
Janice Podell at 817-922-6031 or email her at


Thank you for your passion for LIFE and your commitment to your clients...Gladney is proud to partner with you to help create bright futures for the women and babies you serve. 


Gladney's first annual "SPA for the SOUL" 
was a huge success!    
We can't wait for next year!


For 30 women from PRCs all over Texas, "Spa for the Soul" was 3 days of rejuvenation, relaxation, fellowship, adoption education, massages, aroma therapy, yoga...and FUN! 
We loved getting to know so many wonderful friends! 

Thanks, love and appreciation to:

Lainie Johnson & Jan Bruster - The Pregnancy Resource Center, Kerrville   
Jan Trammell & Kim Banks - 1st Choice Pregnancy Center, Texarkana
Ruby Mendoza, Kimberly Luker & Athena Dowell - Choices Clinic, Stephenville  
Ramona Davis, Caitlin Bowman & Leslie Evans - Woman to Woman, Denton 
Lynette Petrie, Robin Jordan & Betty Flentge - South Austin PRC, Austin
Kim Stubblefield & Lorena Vellatoro - Women's Pregnancy Center, Houston
Debbie McDonald, Claire Hao & Amanda Butler - Life House, Houston
Tiffany Purdue & Emily Albers - The Source for Women, Houston  
Shelley Lee & Karen Ashlock - Fort Worth PRC, Fort Worth  
Polly Isingood - Pregnancy Help Center, Fort Worth  
Stephanie Boutwell - Paris PCC, Paris  
Toni Maddox - Heart of Hope PRC, Sulphur Springs


DAY ONE - Meet and Greet at the Courtyard Marriott hotel, then on to Rio Mambo for some delicious Tex-Mex!



DAY TWO -  A remarkable day filled with Adoption education, campus tour, meeting Gladney staff in all departments, hearing from a birthmother panel, great food and fun games!  We loved going to the "Life is Sweet" concert event with comedienne Kerri Pomarolli and Christian artist Laura Story...a very inspiring evening hosted by the Mid-Cities PRC at First Baptist Euless Church.




DAY THREE - And to wrap it all up, a day that was all about relaxation, rejuvenation and revitalization...we enjoyed a lovely morning of massages, paraffin wax, yoga-meditation, nature walks and writing personal notes of love and appreciation to our Spa for the Soul friends!




Our First Annual "Spa for the Soul" was fun, informative, inspirational and memorable.  Will YOU and your staff be joining us next year?  We hope so! 

Got CEUs?

We provide CEUs for Social Workers and we are now in the process of becoming accredited to provide Nursing CEUs! 
To schedule a one hour Lunch & Learn or a longer, more in-depth adoption training for your staff, call Karin at 817-922-6073.