The Lynn Franklin Fund’s Options Counseling Project

The Donaldson Adoption Institute’s (DAI) mission is to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption by providing leadership that promotes high ethical standards and improves laws, policies and practices through sound research, education and advocacy….

Deportation of Adoptees? We Must Do Better

There is a man right now in the United States facing the possibility of deportation. His name is Adam Crapser. Some people may start reading this and wonder why the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) is writing…

Discovering Truth in Ohio

  Ohio has a lot to be proud of. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Neil Armstrong was from Wapakoneta, Ohio. Seven U.S. Presidents were born in Ohio. In 1852, they…

Profile: Gary Mallon, Ph.D.

DAI is honored to profile Gary Mallon, the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City as well as Executive Director for the National…

2015: The Year in Adoption

The world of adoption has radically changed over the past decade. Declines in international adoption, the impact of the internet and social media, the movement of access to information including original birth certificates and tools like…

How True to the Foster Care & Adoption Experience is the New “Annie”?

Little Orphan Annie, the spunky girl with the can-do spirit, has been part of American entertainment since the 1920s. Now audiences can experience a new spin on this rags-to-riches story – and its complex themes of…

More discussion on pet adoption than human adoption during National Adoption Month

DONALDSON ADOPTION INSTITUTE SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS REVEALS NEED FOR UNIFIED VOICE MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release  CONTACT: April Dinwoodie – (212) 925-4089 – adinwoodie@adoptioninstitute.org New York, December 3, 2014 –The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) today released a social…

The Real Problem with Kim Kardashian’s Adoption Fairytale

Who says no to Kim Kardashian? A young woman named Pink, that’s who. During a family vacation to Thailand, the reality show star visited a children’s home and fell in love with Pink, one of the…

Influencing Change: DAI’s 2014-15 Annual Report Available Now

The past year has been one of incredible change in the adoption and foster care communities–and for DAI as well. From turning the tide on open records in New Jersey to the continuing decline in intercountry…

Profile: Amanda Baden Ph.D.

We are honored to profile DAI Senior Fellow, Amanda Baden, Ph.D. Amanda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership at Montclair State University in N.J. She is a licensed psychologist with…