Friday, August 20, 2010

Celebrating Tessa's First Gotcha Day!

Adding Tessa to our family was like adding the cherry on top. We had two beautiful children (both adopted from Colombia) and a rock solid marriage, but yet, a little something was missing. That something was Tessa. She is absolutely amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better child, or a better experience.

Tessa and Parents (Taiwan- August 2009) Taiwan is an amazing country. Before we traveled and studied Taiwan history and culture, I always assumed it was a country of manufacturing plants and congestion. While this may be true in parts of the island it is definitely not true for much of it. The entire east side is one lush tropical mountain range. The scenery was stunning. And the people of Taiwan...they were incredibly accommodating and hospitable.

Tessa is our dream come true...she bonded completely and passionately, and has stolen each of our hearts. We can't thank you enough for helping us complete our family.

Tessa (August 2010)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Gladney Center for Adoption is a non-profit organization providing domestic and international adoption services to children and families. Gladney Center also provides international humanitarian aid to benefit the lives of children without families throughout the world. Our mission is to create brighter futures for children.

We are seeking an overseas volunteer to fill the position of: Taiwan Adoption Advocate.

The primary responsibility of the volunteer Taiwan Adoption Advocate will be to assist and support Gladney’s Taiwan adoption program by acting as an advocate/liaison providing information about the Gladney Center organization during adoptive families’ adoption court proceedings. From time-to-time other opportunities to volunteer may also present themselves.

- Excellent English communication skills; both verbal and written
- Computer proficiency
- Public Speaking experience

The ideal volunteer applicant will also have:
- A Masters degree in human services
- Work / volunteer experience with a nonprofit organization
- An interest in, and willingness to learn about, intercountry adoption

Start date: When filled – preferably late summer/ early fall 2010
Duration: 6-9 months with possibility to extend.

This is a volunteer position with no stipend or salary.
Ideally we are looking for an American citizen currently residing in Taiwan, or planning to relocate there, for personal reasons.

How to Apply:
Please send your short motivation letter, resume, and picture to:

Emily and Brady Take a Break From Their Day Jobs!

Emily and Brady vacation with their parents in Florida!

They took a break from their day jobs to spend some time soaking up the sun on the beach!

Alec Enjoying Summer Vacation!

Alec has been home a little over a year! His parents report
that he had a great time recently while at the beach!