• 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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    DAI provided our input on The Children in Families First Act of 2013 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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Transracial placements: no longer a Black and White issue
Transracial placements: no longe...
Jul 7 all-day
This conference is particularly timely in the context of likely legislative changes in relation to adoption law that for many looks like a reduced emphasis on ‘ethnic matching’. It will cover questions about assessment, matching and...
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Providing Parity for Adoptive Parents in Indian Country 2:00 pm
Providing Parity for Adoptive Pa...
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
Hear from policy experts about the need to amend the Adoption Tax Credit to recognize “special needs” children in tribal court adoption proceedings. On July 9, 2014, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Tribal Adoption...
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NACAC 40th Annual Conference 11:58 am
NACAC 40th Annual Conference
Jul 23 @ 11:58 am – Jul 25 @ 12:58 pm
If you have been touched by adoption, you will benefit from attending this conference! The conference has sessions designed to inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption community, including adoptive parents raising children with...
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North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference 10:30 am
North American Council on Adopta...
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
DAI’s April Dinwoodie will present a workshop entitled: “What My White Parents Didn’t Know…and Why I Turned out OK Anyway” As a transracially adopted person, April offers first-hand experiences and practical ideas to address inevitable race and...
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CCAI FYI Congressional Briefing & Reception 2:00 pm
CCAI FYI Congressional Briefing ...
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Twelve current and former foster youth have spent their summer interning on Capitol Hill and will use their legislative knowledge combined with their personal experience to educate policymakers on areas for reform in the foster care...
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Senate Caucus on Foster Youth: Call for Child Welfare Financing Reform Proposals & Discussion 10:30 am
Senate Caucus on Foster Youth: C...
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Senate Caucus on Foster Youth has heard from a number of experts on the need for reforming the child welfare financing system. In response, the Caucus is planning to host a discussion on ideas 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