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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.

Downton Abbey’s Alarming Adoption Plot

The Daily Beast - 01/18/2015

The mere fact of her compromised virginity would be disgrace enough, to say nothing of a pregnancy and secret adoption.

Writers encourage adoption of older children in book - 01/18/2015

But Bosco-Ruggiero and Groza said with adequate preparation, patience and care, adopting older children can be a rewarding experience for parent and child.

Deborra-lee Furness crusading for adoption in Australia

The Daily Telegraph - 01/18/2015

“Adoption became a dirty secret. There was a stigma, shame. But we can’t heal unless we own up to the mistakes of the past, talk about them and move forward. Not only Australia, but the world has a moral obligation to look after children,” she said.

Parents make Portsmouth protest against forced adoption

The News - 01/17/2015

Mothers and fathers congregated outside Portsmouth’s civic offices to highlight how authorities should not take children from their parents and place them in the care of others.

Adopted Child Doe and the Supreme Court Marriage Fight

The New Yorker - 01/16/2015

They were married in New York, where they live with Cooper, and New York State recognizes their adoption. But Ohio has told them that they have to choose which man gets to be the legally listed father.

Obama tells agencies to advance sick leave for feds with new children

The Washington Post - 01/15/2015

Federal agencies already may advance sick leave to employees for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy, childbirth and adoption.

Transracial Adoption in the U.S.: ‘Unbearably Alone and Hopelessly on Display’

Daily KOS - 01/15/2015

We have to change the ways parents are vetted and trained, and be checked on before and after an adoption is finalized. A black baby doll may break and be discarded, not a black child.

Fostering Children Only Temporary Bandage To Same-Sex Adoption Restrictions In Michigan

Pride Source - 01/15/2015

… many potential families may be available to foster children but are hesitant due to restrictions on eventual adoption because of those same second-parent adoption rules.

How South Carolina’s Foster Care System Is Failing The Most Vulnerable Kids

Think Progress - 01/14/2015

The ongoing lawsuit comes on the heels of a Legislative Audit Council report that said DSS used unreliable data, failed to ask for additional funds, and ignored growing problems in the foster care system.

Senate bill would ease access to adoptees’ birth records

Indy Star - 01/14/2015

Under Senate Bill 352, birth parents would have until June 30, 2016, to file a form that would prohibit the release of their information. Otherwise, adoptees would be able to get their birth records.