Friday, November 21, 2008

Gladney Opens the Door To Taiwan Adoption

In August 2008, Gladney Center for Adoption began our Taiwan adoption program. With the support of three Taiwanese child welfare institutes, Cathwel, TWCA, and Chung Yi, Gladney is pleased to open the Taiwan program for new families desiring to adopt an infant, special needs child, or older healthy child!

Gladney’s Taiwan program works with three child welfare institutions in Taiwan. Within these programs, birth parents are typically involved in the adoption process. Birth parent involvement is limited and all adoptive family information shared is non-identifying. Continued communication after placement, between the birth parent and adoptive family, is coordinated between the child welfare institution and Gladney.

Referrals to the orphanages are made when a birth mother decides to relinquish her rights to the child or the child is referred by social service departments of the local county governments. Because of the varying referral sources, children are between 2 months and approximately 12 years. Healthy and special needs children are available, both male and female.

Because the children are placed in private orphanages or foster care, children receive individualized care.

How Do I Start the Adoption Process?
Gladney staff will guide your family in the adoption process from the start of your journey. To learn more about adopting from Taiwan, please request one of Gladney's free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packets. Make your request on-line or by calling 1-800-INT-ADOP.

We look forward to sharing our expertise and experience in adoption with you as you embark upon building your family through adoption. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions. Our telephone number is 212-868-3434. Click here for our e-mail and postal addresses.