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…

Profile: Renette Oklewicz

We are honored to profile Renette Oklewicz, long-time Director of Programs at the Freddie Mac Foundation, for her significant contributions to the adoption and foster care communities. Renette, who has dedicated her career to the service…

Mother’s Day & Women’s Rights

As a member of the adoption community, Mother’s Day can inspire a host of deeply rooted emotions with pure joy and primal pain fiercely at odds. Thankfully, comfort and understanding can come in many forms; loving…

Diversity in Adoptive Families

To inform best practices in providing services and support to families, DAI is examining pre­ and post­ adoption education and support, parental beliefs and attitudes – as well as children’s characteristics and adjustment – in a…

Safeguarding the Rights and Well­Being of Birthparents II

This nascent study, on best practices in options counseling for pregnant women considering adoption for their children, is part of our ongoing research and advocacy on the issues and concerns that matter most to first/birth parents….

Adoption Clubhouse: Positive Identity Formation for Transracially Adopted Children

Building on two of our previous studies – “Beyond Culture Camp” and “Finding Families for African American Children,” Adoption Clubhouse focuses on promoting positive identity in children adopted across race and culture. This curriculum, created in…