• 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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  • Summer Newsletter

    Check out our quarterly newsletter focused on our Adoption Support Services pillar.
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  • Advocacy

    DAI provided our input on The Children in Families First Act of 2013 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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Adoption Information Meeting 6:30 pm
Adoption Information Meeting
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Spence-Chapin staff to learn about the current landscape of international and domestic adoption. Ask questions about our international adoption programs in Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa, as well as our adoption from foster care and...
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A Conversation about Search & Reunion: Exploring Connections to Birth Family 6:00 pm
A Conversation about Search & Re...
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you thinking about your birth family? Hear from a panel of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents who will share their experiences, and connect with other adoptees to explore the mixed feeling of searching. All...
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International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy
International Forum on Intercoun...
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day
The International Forum on Intercountry Adoption & Global Surrogacy  intends to provide an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to come together to provide an evidence base for international adoption and surrogacy problems and/or best practices that...
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Parenting as an Adoptee 6:30 pm
Parenting as an Adoptee
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This free webinar will provide insight into a monumental phase in life that touches on the experiences of many adoptees. Parenting as an adoptee can create challenges regarding identity, grief and loss, but may ultimately contribute...
Parenting as an Adoptee 6:30 pm
Parenting as an Adoptee
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This free webinar will provide insight into a monumental phase in life that touches on the experiences of many adoptees. Parenting as an adoptee can create challenges regarding identity, grief and loss, but may ultimately contribute...
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BOSTON KOREAN ADOPTEES ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE 12:00 pm
BOSTON KOREAN ADOPTEES ANNIVERSA...
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm
BOSTON KOREAN ADOPTEES ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE  @ Omni Parker Hotel  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
  BKA14 will bring together Korean and Asian adoptees from around the world to share our experiences and bond over new ones. What is your story? We want to hear it. And what is our story—as...
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Lifebook Workshop 10:00 am
Lifebook Workshop
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a fun and exciting workshop that provides an opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s adoption story and start or expand on adoption conversations with your young child. Our clinical staff will guide...
Lifebook Workshop 10:00 am
Lifebook Workshop
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a fun and exciting workshop that provides an opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s adoption story and start or expand on adoption conversations with your young child. Our clinical staff will guide...
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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