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    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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    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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    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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Adoption Information Meeting 6:30 pm
Adoption Information Meeting
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Spence-Chapin staff to learn about the current landscape of international and domestic adoption. Ask questions about our international adoption programs in Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa, as well as our adoption from foster care and...
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Bagels & Blox 10:30 am
Bagels & Blox
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Bagels & Blox. We’ll provide the food, child care, and fun – all you have to do is enjoy breakfast and connect with other parents while your kids play! To register, email info@spence-chapin.org.
Bagels & Blox 10:30 am
Bagels & Blox
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Angels in Adoption 16th Annual Gala 6:30 pm
Angels in Adoption 16th Annual Gala
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Angels in Adoption 16th Annual Gala @ Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption™ Program honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families. These heroes hail from all 50 states,...
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Chinese Adopted Teens Coming of Age 4:00 pm
Chinese Adopted Teens Coming of Age
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There are 34,000 Chinese adopted teens in America, but each adoptee’s experience is unique. During this workshop a panel of Chinese adopted women will share how growing up in the United States shaped their cultural identity....
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How to Talk to Young Children about Adoption 10:00 am
How to Talk to Young Children ab...
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Are you unsure how to broach the subject of adoption with your young child? With the help of our adoption experts you will learn how to introduce adoption themes to your child through play, stories, and...
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Lifebook Workshop 10:00 am
Lifebook Workshop
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a fun and exciting workshop that provides an opportunity for your child to be the author of his or her life story. Through words and pictures, your child can explore who they are...
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Contact Us
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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