• Influencing Change: 2014 Annual Report

    The past year has been one of incredible change in the adoption and foster care communities - and for DAI as well. To find out what DAI did to meet these challenges, please click below.
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  • Check out DAI’s Winter Newsletter

    In this issue we showcase the Modern Family pillar, DAI's outlook for 2015 and feature a profile of child welfare advocate Dr. Gary Mallon.
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  • 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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  • 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.
    Read Our Letter
  • 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.
    Read Them
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Advocating for Adoption Assistance – NACAC 3:00 pm
Advocating for Adoption Assistan...
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Learn how to advocate for adoption assistance programs in their states or province in NACAC’s upcoming free webinar. In these tight financial times, legislators sometimes seek to cut adoption assistance   programs and advocates need to...
Congressional Briefing on Child Welfare and Data Interoperability – NEICE 2:00 pm
Congressional Briefing on Child ...
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The American Public Human Services Association, the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, and Voice for Adoption, together with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF),...
Attachment-focused Parenting: Create a PLACE with your Children – ALP 8:00 pm
Attachment-focused Parenting: Cr...
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
World renowned attachment expert Dr. Dan Hughes shares family-centered strategies using the PLACE framework (Playfulness, Love, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy).
A Little Day About Adoption – Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao 10:00 am
A Little Day About Adoption – Dr...
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, joined by Phyllis Lowinger will give insight on all different aspects of adoption including developmental issues, what is normal under the circumstances and other helpful things to know to be the best...
Reducing Overreliance on Psychotropics and Increasing Use of Psychosocial Treatments for Children and Youth in Foster Care – First Focus and Voice for Adoption 11:30 am
Reducing Overreliance on Psychot...
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
On behalf of First Focus and Voice for Adoption – with expert consultation from the Center for Health Care Strategies – you are invited to attend this upcoming Congressional briefing hosted by Senator Tom Carper. This briefing aims...
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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