• Adoption in America Today

    Education and awareness will fuel the needed changes in policy and practice in adoption and foster care. To learn more and make a difference, visit and share our SlideShare today.
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  • Exploring Options Counseling

    Our work with Dr. Elissa Madden continues as we investigate the context and effectiveness of counseling practices offered to first/birth parents prior to placement.
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  • Family First

    DAI submitted comments on the Family First Prevention Services Act that would better align federal child welfare funding with the critical goals of supporting family stability and preventing unnecessary foster care and institutional placements.
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  • Building Strong Families

    In adoption, we can strengthen families by making sure they have access to quality post-adoption services they need and deserve. Stay informed on updates in policy, research and resources on our Building Strong Families website.
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  • Guest Bloggers Wanted

    DAI is looking for dynamic guest bloggers to contribute insightful and educational pieces on adoption and foster care adoption for our blog. We’re interested in topics including openness in adoption and the modern family experience.
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  • Race, Class & Culture

    In her latest column for Adoption Today, DAI Chief Executive April Dinwoodie shares her best practices for initiating conversations about race, class and culture in transracial/transcultural families.
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From Helping to Healing Conference 8:30 am
From Helping to Healing Conference
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm
From Helping to Healing Conference @ The JW Marriott Hotel | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
This conference will include an open keynote, “The Crossroads of Adoption, Surrogacy and Third Party Reproduction” by Leslie Pate Mackinnon (LCSW, DAI board member and Let’s Adopt Reform panelist) on Sept. 22. Please click here to view the...
Open Adoption Learning Sessions 1:00 pm
Open Adoption Learning Sessions
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Donaldson Adoption Institute is thrilled to partner with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and Fostering Change for Children in presenting Open Adoption Learning Sessions for family court judges, attorneys and court clerks in all...
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Open Adoption Learning Sessions 1:00 pm
Open Adoption Learning Sessions
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Donaldson Adoption Institute is thrilled to partner with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and Fostering Change for Children in presenting Open Adoption Learning Sessions for family court judges, attorneys and court clerks in all...
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Open Adoption Learning Sessions 1:00 pm
Open Adoption Learning Sessions
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Donaldson Adoption Institute is thrilled to partner with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and Fostering Change for Children in presenting Open Adoption Learning Sessions for family court judges, attorneys and court clerks in all...
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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