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What do you know about adoption? It’s a lot different than you may think.
AdoptED - presented by Gladney Center for Adoption, is an Online Learning System with the goal of empowering students to make educated decisions based on factual information about adoption.
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So Why AdoptED?

FREE and accessible curriculum that is evidenced based and loved by students and teachers
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Customizable to fit the needs of your classroom based on time and priorities
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Provides grading opportunities for teachers
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Opportunity for AdoptED’s educators to drop into your classroom virtually and help “unpack” important concepts
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Engaging and Interactive learning modules: including multiple choice, true or false, free-response, videos, graphics, etc
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Students use personal devices to access the program in class or at home at their own pace and abilities
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Opportunity for important discussions


  • Offers resources and options through factual information
  • Curriculum is evidenced based and loved by students and teachers
  • Curriculum is based on essentials knowledge and skills requirements set by most states.
  • Decision making
  • Life Skills
  • Emotional awareness
  • Historical references
  • Vocabulary

Virtual Classroom

First established in 2015, AdoptED has educated more than 70,000 students on the option of adoption nationwide. Now your students can access our free learning module to receive this factual and interactive adoption education lesson on their personal mobile device!

Current Lessons

Each lesson plan is self-paced and fully developed so you have everything you need at your fingertips.
Most popular

Adoption 101

An overview of the options available when facing an unplanned pregnancy, what it looks like to make an adoption plan, why someone would choose adoption, and how someone becomes an adoptive parent.
New lesson!

foster care & adoption

Learn about the history of foster care, defining parenting attachment styles using Disney characters as examples and the importance of healing trauma by providing a loving, caring and permanent home through adoption.


AdoptED’s curriculum is interactive, thought provoking, dynamic and filled with opportunities to engage, think, consider and create.


What Students & Teachers are Saying About AdoptED
  • Nikki Sheppard

    Monahans High
    Their online curriculum was amazing for my high school students to learn about adoption.
  • Carlton Bryant

    The staff was fun and energetic from the start of the presentations. They allowed plenty of time for students to ask questions. Brought in an actual case worker that students asked questions as well. Good informational trip for sure!
  • Erika Davis

    South Hills High School
    I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the virtual classroom! It was very informative; you guys really kept the information short and sweet. The length of the videos were perfect and had information to keep the students engaged. It was also very easy to share with my students, and none of them had any issues creating an account.
  • Elizabeth Harwell

    Burleson Centennial
    We always enjoy the field trips. It is such a delightful experience, and the generosity is enormous.
  • Heather Gutierrez

    Klein ISD
    I really like your course. I think the kids learn a lot, and I truly hope that if they if need this information one day, that they are able to recall it.
  • Kellie Sweitzer

    My students have completed a couple of the ADOPTED Virtual Classroom lessons to supplement what we cover in class on adoption and foster care. The lessons are user friendly, easy to follow and have useful information including personal stories for students to be able to relate. Thank you, Gladney, for this free opportunity for my students!
  • Cindy Howland

    I LOVE this opportunity for my students to learn first hand about adoption and the process, emotions and legality behind it. I also love the seed that is planted for future situation whether for themselves or friends/acquaintances in the future.
  • Catherine Kazyaka

    I am a high school teacher and I love the many resources that Gladney provides! They have provided lots of hands on instruction including guest speakers. My students really enjoy learning about adoption!
  • Allison Lessner

    As a high school teacher this organization has been amazing to bring our Child Development students to for educational purposes! We come back every year!
  • Maria Bush

    Lamar Child Development
    Your staff's passion shone through, and it was evident that everyone has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. Your dedication to empowering the next generation of young child development professionals is truly commendable. Thank you for your invaluable contribution to our students' education.
  • Tanya McKee

    Plymouth High
    I love using AdoptED in my classroom!
  • Jennifer Rowe

    Ludington High
    I appreciate you providing such great curriculum for students AND spoiling us teachers. What a blessing!
  • Carissa Hollrah

    Knob Noster High
    I loved integrating the AdoptEd virtual classroom with my content this year and have added it to my list of resources to use in the future.
  • Shari Shepherd

    Absolutely amazing! So educational and interesting. My classes loved coming here and they learned so much. Staff is kind and so welcoming!
  • Erin Clifford

    Bolingbrook High
    I will make sure to register again in the fall to have a new class started. We LOVE this simulation! Thank you!
  • Alliyah

    Very fun experience! I enjoyed the learning experience!
  • Bella Mitchell

    Lanett Senior High
    I love your program & always share when we use it in my class on my teacher Instagram account.
  • Addy

    I learned so much about adoption and the birth moms and what they go through
  • Izzy

    this place is so comforting and understandable and it’s really pretty inside and outside
  • Cristy Boggan

    Houston High School
    I've used AdoptED in my classes for the past 2 years. I love it because it's a self-paced module that presents information about adoption in a relevant way to teenagers. Having the ability to grade the students' progress is a big plus, too!
  • Wendy Frisbey

    Samuel Clemens High
    I love your materials so much!
  • Amy

    It was a very educational experience & I learned a lot. I've always been interested in adopting & this gave me more in depth information about the process.
  • Raine

    Very interesting and fun experience to hear what it’s like on the other side.
  • FWISD Student

    I liked how many of the women in these modules were open to share their story. Because not a lot of women are comfortable saying things like that to be honey there wasn't i didn't like because everything was great. I love this because they included real stories.
  • Student Love

    Amazing! We learned so much about adoption and making an adoption plan.
  • Charlotte Banks

    Trinity High
    Just want to thank you for the fantastic program last Wednesday. My students loved it! They were engaged and had so much fun with the different roles they were assigned. I am continually impressed by the caliber of programs that Gladney provides.
  • Jessica Pohlman

    Upper Sandusky High
    Thank you so much for the great program you provide for our students!

By the Numbers

children in foster care in the United States (AFCARS)
.8 million 
adopted children in the U.S. (NSAP)
of every 1,000 births in the state of Mississippi are by teenage girls. That's the highest in the U.S. (