• Influencing Change: 2014 Annual Report

    The past year has been one of incredible change in the adoption and foster care communities - and for DAI as well. To find out what DAI did to meet these challenges, please click below.
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  • NAM Social Media Analysis

    Pet adoption gets more national attention than human adoption on Twitter. DAI’s social media analysis of National Adoption Month reveals more discussion of pet adoption than human adoption.
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  • Our Fall Newsletter is Out!

    Check out DAI's Fall Newsletter featuring a profile of Senior Fellow, Amanda Baden. This edition also includes more detailed analysis so be sure to click the "read more" button!
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  • DAI's Four Pillars

    With a clear and strategic focus in four key areas, DAI will continue to uncover and amplify opportunities to encourage adoption reform and practically meet the needs of our ever-evolving community and the professionals that serve it.
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  • Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1

    John Sanvidge’s Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1 was presented on October 20th, by DAI and partners. DAI's own April Dinwoodie facilitated a dynamic conversation exploring adoption, identity and society after the viewing.
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  • Advocacy

    DAI provided input on The Children in Families First Act to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate sponsors, other key Members and the Secretary of State.
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  • Impact

    The Donaldson Adoption Institute’s mission is to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption by providing leadership that improves laws, policies and practices through sound research, education and advocacy.
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  • Research

    DAI is publishing the results of two major studies on adoption support and preservation (ASAP), along with a Policy Brief, as the latest part of our national Keeping the Promise initiative.
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CWLA Webinar – Building Claiming Communities for Children: A Discussion Forum for Adoptive Families 5:00 pm
CWLA Webinar – Building Claiming...
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Coined by Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and The Adoption Exchange, Claiming Communities is a new framework designed to better capture the everyday factors that lead to success for children in adoptive and other permanent...
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CWLA Webinar – Strategies for Promoting the Use and Usefulness of Research in Child Welfare 1:30 pm
CWLA Webinar – Strategies for Pr...
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar discusses how researchers and research can be more useful to decision-makers and practitioners in child welfare, and how decision-makers can better leverage research to realize its potential and strengthen services for children and families....
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“A Home for the Holidays” Airing on CBS 8:00 pm
“A Home for the Holidays” Airing...
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“A Home for the Holidays” is a powerful CBS special. It shares stories of foster care adoption and will feature performances by popular musical artists Train, and Rixton. According to the Department of Health & Human...
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April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive
120 East 38th Street, New York NY 10016 | info@adoptioninstitute.org
Telephone: (212) 925-4089 | Fax: (775) 796-6592