The Pregnancy Help Center opened its doors in July 1986, It was founded by a group of concerned citizens in the Fort Worth community who saw a need to provide information and counsel to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Today, the PHC ministers to the whole woman, her children and her family. Through our various programs, PHC endeavors to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the women in our community.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gladney Center for Adoption

As part of training for Pregnancy Help Center volunteers, a group of women visited the Gladney Center for Adoption  in Fort Worth. The Center, which began as The Texas Children's Home, has long been known locally as the place where Edna Gladney, a superintendent for over 30 years, brought about many changes in the well being of children.

We toured the visitors' center with its interesting artifacts and an overview of the Center's history.

With a wide range of services and programs, the Center has a dorm residence which houses up to 30 women, financial assistance during pregnancy, and medical care.

The mothers have so many choices today and adoption is no longer "giving away" a baby - a term that is no longer used. The birth mothers are offered multiple adoption choices and often stay in touch with the adoptive parents. They are free to choose adoptive parents for their child and encouraged to make a list of what they want for their child.

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