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Kerry Tobar

Kerry Tobar
Lead Adoption Education Specialist
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WHEN PROFESSION TURNS PERSONAL

Posted by Kerry Tobar on Aug 12, 2021 9:56:00 AM

In early May we interviewed a Gladney caseworker for our ShiftED podcast (you'll get to hear this episode soon!). The plan was for Yvonne to come and speak about her job as an options counselor and her day-to-day life speaking with women in unplanned pregnancies. I have worked with Yvonne for many years and even tagged along to watch her navigate a relinquishment in a hospital many summers ago. I was touched by her compassion immediately. Personally, I knew her to be a single mother to two handsome boys and I have watched them grow on Instagram over the years, but I didn’t know her story until recently.

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Topics: Unplanned Pregnancy, ShiftED Podcast, Virtual Classroom

The Universe is Funny Sometimes

Posted by Kerry Tobar on May 25, 2020 2:24:00 PM

One of my favorite memories from this school year occurred at the end of a very long day. A student was sitting off to the side alone, so I went to speak with her once I had an open opportunity. As it turned out, it was her first day at this new school, so she was rightfully anxious. She told me she is a Gladney Baby and mentioned she has an open adoption with her birth grandmother. Other students heard her and started asking her questions and I watched this frightened young girl raise her shoulders up and lift her head.

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Topics: In The Classroom

A Memorable Moment

Posted by Kerry Tobar on May 29, 2019 2:42:00 PM

“It changed my life.” These are words a student muttered to me after an AdoptED presentation.

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Topics: Testimonials, Adoption Stories, In The Classroom