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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.

Separated after birth, 73-year-old kisses mom for first time

The Tennessean - 01/23/2015

Instead, she looked into her son’s eyes. They embraced. Reunited after 73 years, Pate kissed his mother on the cheek.
“When you meet your blood kin, you can place yourself,” he says.

Alabama’s gay-marriage ban struck down by federal judge

The Times-Picayune - 01/23/2015

She said the children of gay couples are “just as worthy of protection and recognition by the State as are the children being raised by opposite-sex parents.”

Face of the immigration fight

Politico - 01/22/2015

More important perhaps, she brings to the table the credentials of a Mexican-American mother and grandmother whose focus is on the children left behind when their parents are deported.

Senate Passes Bill To Allow Access To Adoption Information

wfyi Indianapolis - 01/22/2015

Senate Bill 352, authored by Sen. Brent Steele, R- Bedford, would allow individuals adopted before Jan. 1, 1994 to obtain pre-adoption, identifying information

Pressure to widen scope of baby home inquiry

The Irish Examiner - 01/22/2015

The Adoption Rights Alliance has pointed out that potentially tens of thousands of women gave birth in state and private maternity homes and suffered the same fate of forced and illegal adoptions but, if they did not have a link to a mother and baby home, would be excluded.

LGBT Rights Legislation Introduced

KNOP 2 News - 01/22/2015

“..The issue of second parent adoption is an issue of treating children of same-sex parents fairly and equally before the law.”

Will the Supreme Court recognize modern marriage, or stick with a version that’s now obsolete?

The Los Angeles Times - 01/22/2015

“Without marriage,”…children struggle “to understand the integrity and closeness of their own family and its concord with other families in their community and in their daily lives.”

Long proposes adoption counseling measure

KSPR 33 - 01/22/2015

The bill aims to ensure that all women accessing family planning services with Title X funding are given pregnancy options counseling, including professional adoption counseling.

New bills in Legislature deal with discrimination against gay Nebraskans

Omaha World Herald - 01/21/2015

The bill would reverse a state policy adopted in 1995 that bars openly homosexual people and unmarried, unrelated couples from being foster parents.

Norwalk mother aims to help others afford adoption through new foundation

The Hour - 01/21/2015

The mission of the foundation, which is in the process of acquiring a non-profit status, is to provide grants to people who hope to build families through adoption.