In adoption, there are sometimes cases we hear about or are working on that require special attention and care from the Gladney social worker. Since I have been an intern here, there have only been a couple that I have heard about; cases where the child may have experienced trauma prior to adoption or where the parents are truly struggling.
Unfortunately, it is not always the picture-perfect version of adoption that some parents may think of. Not all children are adopted from infancy, not all children are born with perfect health, some may even have had experienced some level of trauma before they were adopted. All of these possibilities are real, but just like in biological child birth, there is no such thing as a “perfect” baby… but it is the belief of Gladney that for every child there is a perfect match of adoptive parents, parents who will love the child in the way that nurtures them and accepts them. And as long as parents are patient and accepting and loving of their child, they will be that perfect match for them.
It is important to remember, just like in biological birth, raising children takes WORK!
…but thankfully, Gladney is here to lend a hand! J