Biologically Yours: The Edna Gladney Adoption Center
Gelatin Silver Prints
Series of 20
The Edna Gladney Home is an adoption center in Fort Worth, Texas. The young women residents are seeking refuge because they have unplanned pregnancies. The birth mothers assume secret hospital names, continue going to school, eat pizza, go to church, make friends, receive counseling and give birth on the Gladney campus. The majority of Gladney residents place their babies for adoption, return to their lives back home with flat stomachs and secretly held memories.
This work was created while on assignment for Life Magazine. It ran as a photo essay: Babies Having Babies.