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We know that news coverage and access to timely information drive awareness and, ultimately, the ability to influence positive change. Widely recognized as a leading authority on issues related to adoption, DAI is often featured in major media outlets. We also monitor, and share, developments in adoption and foster care policy, research, resources, as well as news, to keep practitioners, advocates, and those touched by adoption informed.

Using adoption as a threat

Harlow's Monkey - 02/08/2015

There is also an acknowledgment in this comment that there is nothing that could be worse for a child than to have to live with strangers away from the comfort and love of his biological parents.

Wounding our own

Lost Daughters - 02/07/2015

Do we still drive daggers into our adopted children, and at the same time tell them they are loved and beloved? And if they sense the conflict, we assure them they are overly sensitive, their experience is invalid?

Open Adoption… What a Concept

Adoption Today - 02/06/2015

. The research base is clear that
openness in adoption has tremendously benefited all members of the
family of adoption, most especially the child. Providing families with the
resources and tools to live open adoption in a healthy and fulfilling way
ensures the best interest of the child, and creates stronger families.

Colorado man can contest Utah adoption, court rules

The Salt Lake Tribune - 02/06/2015

“The decision is an important step in eliminating the ability of adoption agencies to obtain children through fraud and deceit,” he said in an email. “There are a number of agencies here in Utah who are more concerned with earning a fee than the fundamental constitutional right of a father to parent his child.”

Woman shipped from Plymouth to Australia 50 years ago fights to uncover family history

Plymouth Herald - 02/06/2015

“I have found my birth parents, I have found nine half-sisters, one full brother Graham whom I have not met, one brother David was killed when he was 19 and then there is ‘Billy Boy’,” she says.

Facebook rallies to help woman find birth mother

News 4 JAX - 02/05/2015

Kelley Baumgartner was born in Goshen, Indiana, and was put up for adoption immediately. Now an adult and living in Florida, she is using Facebook to try to find information about her past.
Her post has been shared thousands of times across the country, giving her renewed hope that she’ll find her flesh and blood.

Lawmakers Look To Increase Adoptions Of Foster Kids

CBS Miami - 02/05/2015

While part of Gaetz’s bill would provide additional payments to state workers who adopt, another part would give incentives to the community-based care organizations to increase the number of children successfully placed with adoptive families.

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Promote Adoption of Children in Foster Care

The Florida Senate - 02/05/2015

The adoption incentive program would award incentive payments to CBCs and their sub-contractors for meeting specific adoption performance standards… Once the baseline has been established for the adoption measures, the DCF will establish measurable outcome targets, define the methods for measuring these targets, determine the level of performance required to earn an incentive payment, and the amount of payment that can be earned for each target.

LGBT Community Members Seek Equality in Work Force, Family Setting

NBC Nebraska - 02/05/2015

Three bills in front of the legislature could make it easier for same-sex couples to become foster parents, adopt a child and seek a job in the work force.
Dozens of proponents and opponents of the bills spoke in front of lawmakers Wednesday.

Reunited after 53 years

Portsmouth Daily TImes - 02/04/2015

On Aug. 20, 2014, Lee and Carla placed an ad on an online adoption forum asking about Patricia M. Stoll…But that began a relationship that has continued every day since then. Things changed in everyone’s lives. Patricia became “mom.” John became “dad.”