A Child is Born: An Adoption Journey Through the Holidays

It starts with Thanksgiving and it is all about family. The ultimate “Throwback Thursday,” Thanksgiving is a time when old family folklore is rehashed, new memories are made, clashes can explode and legacies are embedded into…

National Adoption Month: What We ARE Grateful For

Almost twenty years ago, November was designated as National Adoption Month (NAM). Its core purpose was to focus on the needs of children in foster care who were awaiting the permanency of adoption. With over 100,000…

DAI’s Let’s Adopt Reform New York City Town Hall Recap

The first Let’s Adopt Reform Town Hall in New York City was an amazing success thanks to so many wonderful people who participated in this vital conversation. Let’s Adopt Reform Town Hall – NYC from Donaldson…

DAI’s National Tour kicks off on November 4th in New York City

The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) is excited to announce the next phase of our bold new initiative, Let’s Adopt Reform. Let’s Adopt Reform aims to ignite a national conversation about adoption in the 21st Century to…

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…

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…

Search and Reunion Research Survey

Much recent media coverage has centered on adoptees gaining the right to access their original birth certificates. From New Jersey’s decades long effort to achieve legal equality for adoptees to Colorado’s ambitious legislation allowing birth parents…