GLAD began in 1985 with an idea to give birth parents control over their own adoption experience. GLAD is licensed by the State of Indiana and we have uniquely qualified professionals to help you decide if adoption could be right for you.
We understand that you might feel nervous or scared or just uncertain about your decision. Feel free to look through this information. If you have any questions, you can certainly contact us. Any question you ask is completely confidential!
Our founder, Nancy VanHoose, chose the name of this agency as inspiration from John 15:13 where Jesus said this: "Greater Love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." This is what we witness when we work with birth parents who choose adoption. We see love. We see sacrifice. We see a good mom trying to make a loving decision that is best for her baby. That’s why we are GLAD to be called Greater Love Adoption Decision.
Julie VanHoose-Wells has worked at Greater Love Adoption Decision, Inc (GLAD) since 1997. She began as a Case Manager and became the Executive Director in 2014. Julie’s parents, Rick and Nancy VanHoose, founded GLAD after their own adoption experience.
Tonya has worked at Greater Love Adoption Decision, Inc. since September of 2008. What started out as 2 days per week eventually turned into full-time. Tonya was proudly trained by GLAD founder and friend, Nancy VanHoose, in adoption procedure and operations.
Kyla Kares has been an Adoption Caseworker for GLAD since 2008. Kyla recalls looking at internship opportunities while obtaining her social work degree and immediately feeling lead toward GLAD.