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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.

Foster families hit with massive legal fees following new adoption ruling Utah - 11/10/2014

A recent Utah Supreme Court ruling has unintended consequences for many foster families who decide to adopt. They’re now facing huge legal fees they never saw coming.

Millions of children trapped in orphanages have families: JK Rowling charity

Reuters - 11/09/2014

In a report released on Sunday, the charity Lumos said that of eight million children living in so-called ‘orphanages’, more than 80 percent are not orphans, and could be reunited with their families given the right support.

House bill on adoption will create confusion for birth parents: Molly Rampe Thomas, Choice Network - 11/09/2014

What H.B. 307 does not do is make things easier for the women and men creating an adoption plan. Without their brave choice, there is no adoption. At a minimum, these birth families deserve to be treated as an equal partner in the process.

House bill helps both birth parents, adoptive parents: Mike Gonidakis, Ohio Right to Life - 11/09/2014

Our initiative will streamline the adoption process eliminating more of the cost. Adoption should not just be an option for the wealthy or those who have an equity line.

Not good enough: Tony Abbott vows to cut wait on overseas adoption

The Australian - 11/08/2014

Tony Abbott has vowed to dramatically reduce the timeframe for overseas adoption to no longer than a year, outstripping the expectations of the adoption lobby.

Have adoption agencies turned into money making entities?

Standard Digital News - 11/08/2014

The information made public for the first time upon an application by city lawyer, Ken Ogetto, show The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany and US as among the most popular receiving nations for Kenyan children.

China : Police Rescue 11 Babies and Make 32 Arrests in Child Trafficking Raid

International Business Times - 11/07/2014

At least 32 Chinese have been arrested in a police raid on a child trafficking ring. The arrests came as police launched an investigation after 21 babies were kidnapped or sold into the hands of traffickers in the city of Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, local media said.

Hollywood Pastor Crowdfunds $4 Million, Launches ‘World Adoption Day

Forbes - 11/07/2014

The first ever “World Adoption Day” is set for November 9th, 2014. The brainchild of entrepreneurial pastor, Hank Fortener, the campaign also includes Scott Harrison of Charity:Water, and Supermodel Jessica Stam as it’s co-founders.

Transracial adoption: Loving gift or theft of culture?

Mail & Guardian - 11/07/2014

Transracial adoption is a fraught topic in any country – subjected to seemingly endless hand-wringing about culture, difference and belonging – but the issues it poses are acute in South Africa.

Court Upholds Marriage Bans in Four States

New York Times - 11/06/2014

A federal appeals court in Ohio upheld on Thursday the right of four states to ban same-sex marriage, contradicting rulings by four similar courts and almost certainly sending the issue on a rapid trajectory to the Supreme Court.