Gladney University

March 23, 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CST

Have you ever wondered why someone would choose to make an adoption plan for their infant or child? Do you feel confident is discussing adoption with someone who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy or difficult circumstances? This presentation will focus on the how and why someone would make and adoption plan and how you can help someone who may want more information about adoption. Below is some of the important information you will learn more about during this comprehensive program.

  • Why women or families may choose to place their baby or child for adoption
  • Details about the adoption process
  • Legal aspects of adoption
  • Services for clients
  • Adoption best practices
  • How to make an adoption referral in a non-directive and ethical manner
  • Adoption resources


Jennifer Lanter - Gladney UniversityJennifer Lanter is the Vice President of Communications for the Gladney Center for Adoption. Jennifer provides a unique and engaging perspective on the subject of adoption and has worked in the adoption field for over 16 years. In addition to her professional experience with adoption, Jennifer and her family adopted a precious little boy 15 years ago. 


As a Fort Worth native, Jennifer Lanter received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas in Arlington. She began her career at the Gladney Center and has since dedicated her career to creating bright futures through the miracle of adoption. 


Jennifer has extensive media experience and has worked with People magazine, Oprah Winfrey Network, Lifetime, MTV, Washington Post, New York Times and several other media outlets. Jennifer is passionate about public speaking and loves the message of hope and adoption across the world! 


Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?

We are happy to offer .1 social work and counseling CEUs. Certificates of Completion of 1 contact hour is also available for all attendees.

Is this event virtual?

Yes.  The event will be broadcast on ZOOM.

Will the event be recorded?


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