Modern Adoptive Families

The landscape of the American family continues to rapidly change. In today’s modern world, our thinking surrounding who constitutes family and how families come together is always evolving.  With these changes, we know that all families…

“Let’s Adopt Reform”

  Welcome to “Let’s Adopt Reform”, DAI’s new initiative that aims to ignite a national conversation about adoption in the 21st Century in order to highlight what is working, encourage needed changes and strengthen families. “Let’s…

The DAI Internship Experience

This summer, DAI had the opportunity to work with two student interns who collaborated with us in unique and important ways. Each student was a valuable contributor to the diverse activities that are essential to DAI’s…

DAI’s Bold New Vision

Since 1996, The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) has worked to improve the lives of children and families across our country and around the world through research, education and advocacy that have led to better laws, policies…

Simple Dreams on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is upon us, marking a great moment in history as it signifies our official independence as a nation. All across America the red, white and blue will be waving. Families will gather…

Today, A Commitment to Families

Today, January 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al., ultimately declaring that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. As leading child welfare organizations,…

On Father’s Day, Thinking of the Dad Who Raised Me — and the Father Who Might Not Know I Exist

This week, the Huffington Post published a piece by our Chief Executive April Dinwoodie.  Below is an excerpt from the original post found here. I think about my dad and my father a lot. As a…

Will & Kristen’s TV Movie ‘A Deadly Adoption’ Is No Laughing Matter

Every day at the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), we search the news to stay current on issues relating to adoption and foster care adoption in order to keep our community and the general public informed about…

12th Annual Taste of Spring Photo Recap

Last night, The Donaldson Adoption Institute was delighted to celebrate it’s 12th Annual Taste of Spring event, celebrating food, fun and friendship. Chefs and sommeliers from the best restaurants in the city served up a cornucopia of…

Thinking of My Mom and My Mother on Mother’s Day

I think about my mom and my mother a lot. As a person who was adopted I think about the woman who raised me along with my dad and I think about the woman who gave…