NEWS & MEDIA
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute frequently publishes commentaries and press releases as a means of disseminating reliable and accurate information on adoption related issues. This is a vital part of our efforts to educate the public about negative stereotypes, inaccurate information and lingering stigmas relating to adoption.
Media inquires should be directed to Adam Pertman, Executive Director, by phone (Boston Office) 617-332-8944 or email at email@example.com
Commentaries, Op-Eds, Press Releases, Testimonies, Letters
02/21/2006 Press Release
Institute thanks Parisian stores for halting marketing of dolls for 'adoption'
02/14/2006 Commentary: Tallahassee Democrat
"Letting gay people adopt will serve Florida's foster children" by Adam Pertman.
02/02/2006 Letter to the Editor: Morning Sentinel (a daily paper in Maine)
Birthmothers never legally promised anonymity.
01/24/2006 Letter to the Editor: New York Times (unpublished)
Knowing who you are is 'a basic human need'
11/30/2005 Commentary: Christian Science Monitor
"Improve press coverage of bad adoptions" by Adam Pertman.
Executive Director Adam Pertman testified and provided written remarks in favor of Massachusetts legislation (S959) that would allow adopted people to have access to their original birth certificates after they become adult.
The Institute submitted a letter to members of the New Jersey Assembly in support of a bill (A3237) that would allow adopted adults access to original birth certificates and adoption records.
10/18/2005 Press Release
Institute Asks for End of 'Adoption' Marketing Campaign for Dolls
10/17/2005 Letter to Saks, Parisian and FAO Schwartz
Letter to retailers and marketers of Middleton Dolls and "Newborn Nursery Adoption Centers"
09/28/2005 Press Release
Institute Names Prominent Researcher, Scott Ryan, As Senior Fellow
09/06/2005 Press Release
Children Must Receive Priority in Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath
06/09/2005 Letter to California State Assembly
Adoption Institute letter opposing legislative bill SB 116 which would permanently legalize anonymous infant abandonment in California.
04/29/2005 Press Release
Adoption Institute hires two senior staff members, establishes academic link
04/22/2005 Letter to the Editor: Ashbury Park Press (NJ)
Executive Director Adam Pertman's letter to the editor of the Ashbury Park Press (NJ) on open records
04/202/2005 Letter to Texas State Legislatuare
Executive Director Adam Pertman's letter to the Texas state legislature regarding open records
04/11/2005 Press Release
Adoption Institute calls Missouri law 'onerous' and 'devastating to children'
02/14/2005 Commentary: Baltimore Sun
"Adoptees deserve access to family health histories" by Adam Pertman.
02/26/2005 Press Release
Adoption Institute welcomes new Director of External Affairs
01/05/2005 Press Release
Adoption Institute Asks Probe of 'Disturbing Questions' About Fox Reality Show
12/29/2004 Press Release
Adoption Institute Seeks Meeting With Fox, Asks Media to 'Denounce Exploitation'
12/21/2004 Op-Ed: Los Angeles Times
"The 'Daddy' of TV Tastelessness" by Adam Pertman.
12/20/2004 Commentary: Christian Science Monitor
"Adoption as game show: Are we disgusted yet?" by Adam Pertman and Hollee McGinnis.
12/15/04 Press Release
Adoption Institute Asks Fox to Abandon Reality Show, Calling it 'Destructive'
05/02/2004 Commentary: Christian Science Monitor
"ABC's Cheap Portrait of Open Adoption" by Adam Pertman.
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