• DAI's Four Pillars

    With a clear and strategic focus in four key areas, DAI will continue to uncover and amplify opportunities to encourage adoption reform and practically meet the needs of our ever-evolving community and the professionals that serve it.
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  • Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1

    John Sanvidge’s Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1 was presented on October 20th, by DAI and partners. DAI's own April Dinwoodie facilitated a dynamic conversation exploring adoption, identity and society after the viewing.
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  • Advocacy

    DAI provided input on The Children in Families First Act to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate sponsors, other key Members and the Secretary of State.
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  • Impact

    The Donaldson Adoption Institute’s mission is to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption by providing leadership that improves laws, policies and practices through sound research, education and advocacy.
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  • Research

    DAI is publishing the results of two major studies on adoption support and preservation (ASAP), along with a Policy Brief, as the latest part of our national Keeping the Promise initiative.
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On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery Film Screening 3:00 pm
On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Reco...
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 57 minute documentary On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery elevates the voices of five mothers battling substance use addiction in a gender responsive residential treatment program in San Rafael, California.  Their intimate story reveals experiences...
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Bagels and Blox 10:30 am
Bagels and Blox
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Bagels & Blox. We’ll provide food, child care, and fun – all you have to do is enjoy breakfast and connect with other parents while your kids play! Our early childhood experts will...
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Finding the Right Fit: Helping your child succeed in school 6:30 pm
Finding the Right Fit: Helping y...
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Is your child struggling in school? Join us for a collaborative workshop with the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin and Saldana Haas LLP. A team of social workers and special education attorneys will empower you to...
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Raising Children in a Transracial Family 6:30 pm
Raising Children in a Transracia...
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
How does race shape your family? In the U.S. 40% of adoptions create transracial families. While we celebrate the diversity within the family, we also must pay attention to how children build racial identity, explore their...
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Korean Connections Family Workshop 11:00 am
Korean Connections Family Workshop
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Strengthen your child’s Korean cultural identity and meet other families who share a similar story. A panel of Korean adoptees will provide insight on how they connect with their Korean heritage. Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky,...
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Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1 – NY Screening & Discussion 6:30 pm
Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1 –...
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), Also-Known-As, Inc., Korean American Story, Modern Family Center and Young Leadership Committee at Spence-Chapin, and Land of Gazillion Adoptees as they co-host a screening of John Sanvidge’s Adoptees in the Wild: Season...
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Brooklyn Drop-In for LGBT Parents 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Drop-In for LGBT Parents
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Have you ever considered therapy? Are you looking for a therapist who understands that LGBT parenting is unique, but also knows that all families face similar challenges? We offer an inclusive, supportive, and accepting environment for...
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April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive
120 East 38th Street, New York NY 10016 | info@adoptioninstitute.org
Telephone: (212) 925-4089 | Fax: (775) 796-6592