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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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Virtual Classroom

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  • Historical references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
  • Addy

    I learned so much about adoption and the birth moms and what they go through
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raine

    Very interesting and fun experience to hear what it’s like on the other side.
  • 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!
  • Nikki Sheppard

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

    this place is so comforting and understandable and it’s really pretty inside and outside
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Student Love

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

    Very fun experience! I enjoyed the learning experience!
  • 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.

By the Numbers

children in foster care in the United States (AdoptUSKids)
out of every 25 US families with children have an adopted child. (US Census)
of every 1,000 births in the state of Arkansas are by teenage girls. That's the highest in the U.S. (