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Cleveland, OH 44103

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We recognize adoption as a complex, lifelong, and intergenerational journey with ongoing impact for all those whose lives are touched by it.


Adoption Network Cleveland is a leader in bringing the adoption community together to create a support and advocacy network. As the need to keep us all safe continues, we are pleased to offer a second session of the popular Monday Evening Speaker Series full of interesting topics to a wide audience impacted by adoption, kinship, and foster care. Please join us for our next installment of this free virtual series.

Monday, March 8, 2021, at 8:00 pm ET featuring Kevin Gladish

Healing Through Storytelling: A Late Discovery Adoptee's Narrative

Kevin will share his personal story as a late discovery adoptee, and how he used creative outlets to promote his own healing. Kevin is thrilled to be part of the Monday Speaker Series. Kevin has performed as a live storyteller in Chicago at several venues over the years, including on the Steppenwolf stage and in The Moth, where he participated in The Grand Slam. He's written for a number of adoption-related platforms, most recently for Portrait of an Adoption, and was featured on the Bloods Call Podcast. Shortly after Kevin discovered his adoption by asking for his newly-released Ohio birth certificate in 2015, he began writing a blog called A Story With No Beginning which documented his discovery, his search for birth family, and his struggle with his new identity as it all happened. The blog was recently adapted into a solo performance piece which Kevin debuted at the Virtual Filet of Solo with Lifeline Theater in Chicago this year. The show is called A Secret in Plain Sight and is currently running through February. 

 


 

 

Together we build community and help create a brighter future.

Our Mission

Adoption Network Cleveland connects and empowers individuals, organizations, and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, providing a source of healing for those in need since 1988.

See how Adoption Network Cleveland changes lives.

  • -Phillip T.
    -Phillip T.

    “Connecting with her birth family, exploring and engaging with other adoptees in the community, and the relationship my wife has with Adoption Network personally have given her more than I can even express and gave us the foundation to continue onward with our own little family.”

On the Blog

Kim Rednour will be interning with our Development & Communications department during the spring semester. We are excited to have Kim join us for a short while to work on our Creating Futures campaign and communication efforts.

2020 Creating Futures Raffle winner is planning for the future, and can't wait to use her trip for two to Ireland!

Adoption Network Cleveland believes that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent family and that no person should be excluded from adopting or fostering a child solely because of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. If affirmed, the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia case currently in front of the Supreme Court would allow private agencies receiving federal funding to opt-out of nondiscrimination laws, enabling them to exclude same-sex couples from adopting, among others.