Dallas Area Family Association
Your Dallas Gladney Family Association (GFA) is one of 19 Associations across the country serving the needs of adoptive families. Your membership is families supporting families - people of all ages and in all stages of parenting. Many share similar adoption experinces and all share a love of family.
From diapers to dating, from terrible twos to treacherous teens - these are the joys of parenthood. As children make life's journey fram cradle to college and beyond, parents do their best to raise them well, struggling to make informed decisions, hoping for lasting health and hapiness. As members of the GFA, families do not walk this path alone - they have the support of others who share similar life experiences. The benefits of membership include:
- Adoptive parents receive consistent support and encouragement, from the time they are approved and waiting until their children reach adulthood.
- Adults receive parenting and post adoption information and support.
- Children develop friendships with other adopted children and discover that adoption is not uncommon.
- Families develop lifelong friendships.
- Fun and exciting social, cultural and family events sponsored by the GFA.
Do you need a little more encouragement to join? Hear what some other members have to say:
“My husband and I joined to get to know other adoptive families. But now we stay involved to show our daughter how much the miracle of adoption means to us. Being involved also gives me a chance to give back to Gladney so others can enjoy the same miracle of adoption.”
“The adoption process can be stressful, but we found support, understanding and created lifelong friendships through the Gladney Family Association.”
“We joined so that our daughter would get to know other children who were adopted. Now that she is seven, she’s comfortable talking about her adoption and she looks forward to the GFA events. In fact, she often brings some of her non-adopted friends because they all think it’s ‘really cool’.
“Gladney gave me my family. Why wouldn’t I join and help give back?”
Many exciting events have been planned for the upcoming year. Whether you are an Approved and Waiting couple, a family with young children or parents of teenagers, there is something for everyone. Your annual dues enable us to fund wonderful events throughout the year. We look forward to your participation as we celebrate family and friendships.
Sandee Resznik, 2012-2013 Co-President Brandon Gallop Rice, 2012-2013 Co-President
Whatever your skills and interests, there is a home for you at the Dallas Association. We welcome your involvement in any capacity and will do our best to match your interests with Association needs. For information about the Dallas Family Association, please contact us at email@example.com.