“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…

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…

Profile: Susan Notkin

DAI is particularly pleased and honored to profile one of our own. Susan Notkin is President of DAI’s Board of Directors, bringing us wisdom and expertise from a lifetime in child welfare. Susan is Associate Director…

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…

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…

DAI Fall Newsletter – Baden Profile & More Analysis

Dear Friends, Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter. In this issue we are highlighting DAI’s “Adoption Experience” pillar.  Focusing on the entire adoption community, DAI works to safeguard the rights of adopted people…