The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute conducts original research on critical issues in adoption designed to inform, educate, and most of all, to change reality on the ground in ways that tangibly improve both people's lives and adoption practices. In addition, the Institute provides resources for researchers and anyone interested in obtaining reliable, unbiased information about adoption.
To see a comprehensive listing of all Institute publications organized by topic see Publications, or to view a listing of just policy briefs, see Policy & Practice Papers. For a listing of current Institute initiatives, see Programs & Projects and other Institute products including conferences, books and events.
The Institute is committed to conducting ground-breaking research to improve understanding and provide reliable information to inform ethical adoption practices that respect all people touched by adoption. The following is a listing of major research projects conducted by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. more
Adoption Institute E-Newsletter
The Adoption Institute E-Newsletter is a source for timely, accurate information on adoption policy, practice, public perception, research and media coverage. The Newsletter is published on a monthly basis and is free. Sign up or view current and past issues.more
Inside the Institute
Inside the Institute is an exciting and useful new quarterly source of information about the Donaldson Adoption Institute that will bring you up-to-date about what’s going on with our work and our people. Sign up or view current and past issues.more
The following pages provide a brief overview of adoption in the United States including facts on domestic, child welfare/foster care, and international adoptions more