Friday, May 18, 2012

Recently in Taiwan Adoption News

During the month of April many families received good news! Two families received referrals this month -- one baby girl and one toddler girl! In the courts -- five court hearings took place; one civil ruling was issued; and one final ruling was issued. This week one family is travelling to Taiwan to bring home their baby boy! 

Our Newest Taiwan Staff Caseworker
Rebecca Pollack is a Licensed Social Worker, who joined the Gladney Asia team in February, 2012. Rebecca comes to Gladney with prior experience working with prospective adoptive parents and post-adoptive families. She has facilitated group information sessions, support groups, and other adoption related events and programs. Rebecca has also worked with children and families in the New York State Foster Care System. Rebecca received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Delaware and earned her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in NYC.

Currently, there are five Gladney staff members who join Gongzhan Wu in working with families adopting from Taiwan: Wendy Stanley is the casework and social work supervisor; Mary Chapman and Rebecca Pollack are the primary caseworkers who work with families throughout all stages of the process; and Lindsay Hatcher coordinates outreach for Taiwan waiting children for the adoption of older children and children with medical needs.

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