Birth Parent Post Adoption Support

Every adoption is a lifelong journey. Family for Life is about ensuring that Gladney's clients are cared for and supported through every step of that journey. The Post Adoption Support team brings together counseling and support resources to enhance the lives of all members of the Gladney family.

Our comprehensive and professional services extend far beyond the post adoption support required by law or offered by most other agencies. Most of these services are provided to our clients at no cost.

Central Adoption Registry (CAR)

Since Texas is a closed records state concerning adoption, Gladney is not at liberty to disclose the identity of birth family members. However, the Central Adoption Registry (formerly the Texas Voluntary Adoption Registry) was established in 1984 as a means for adult adoptees and birth family members to pursue contact in instances of mutual consent. A "match" occurs when both an adult adoptee, age 18 or older, and a birth parent/sibling independently register. To learn more about the Central Adoption Registry, please visit the DSHS/CAR website.


Post Adoption Updates

Sharing post adoption updates is an important service that Gladney provides to both the birth parent and the adoptive parents. We know how important it is for you to receive updates on the child you placed for adoption. Complete the Request for Update form and our Post Adoption team will get in touch with you. 


Gladney Counseling Services provides individual, couples, and family counseling through in office and virtual online therapy.  They specialize in adoption related issues, complex trauma, relationships, life transitions, emotional regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, and grief. If you would like to learn more about Gladney’s counseling services, please visit their website.

Birth Parent Support Group

The Table DFW offers a space for birth parents and adoptees to gather, connect, gain support, share their stories and find healing from community.

Adoption Education

Podcast Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff: Adoption Unfiltered

Synopsis: The women behind Adoption Unfiltered provide perspectives from all sides of the adoption triad - adoptive parent, birth parent and adoptee. Together, these women span the Millennial, Gen X, and Baby Boomer generations and bring 75 years of lived experience relating to adoption. 

Share Your Adoption Story

We like to use stories and photos as a way to raise awareness about what adoption looks like today and show how adoption offers hope and changes lives. Your story matters to us and we want to listen.


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