Welcome to OnTheirOwn.org, the Gladney Center for Adoption humanitarian aid initiative.  This program has been 20 years in the making.

When Gladney first stepped foot on foreign soil, we realized that lives were being changed all around us. Despite the wonderful changes for our Gladney families and the  children united with them through adoption,  we also witnessed the changes that follow the dimmed hope in children who will never experience loving adoptive parents.  One day, these children will truly be on their own.

Our families and friends have continued to express the desire to take action themselves to brighten the hope of these children in need.  OnTheirOwn.org gives us the flexibility to share stories and  report our progress while providing you with the ability to conduct peer-to-peer fundraising through the Challenge part of the website.

Thank you for allowing us to make a difference.

Mark Melson
EVP and Chief Development Officer
Gladney Center for Adoption