US Adoption Center Set to Help Bulgarian Orphans

March 18, 2009 / novinite.com

The US adoption agency, The Gladney Center for Adoption, has opened an inter-country adoption program in Bulgaria.

The Gladney Center is one of the oldest and largest maternity homes and adoption agencies in the United States.

The Fort Worth-based nonprofit organization has partnered with an accredited Bulgarian agency with the aim of to helping place an estimated 8 700 orphans from Bulgaria into permanent homes.

According to Marshall Williams, senior vice president of international adoption for The Gladney Center, Bulgaria has more than 200 orphanages.

"It is Gladney's mission to help these beautiful children find forever homes in the United States," Williams said. "Helping one child at a time find their forever family is what we do."

Currently, six families are enrolled in the Bulgaria program and will be ready to travel to the country in a few months.

Founded more than a century ago, The Gladney Center has placed more than 27 000 children for adoption and helped more than 37 000 women experiencing crisis pregnancies.

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