About Us


The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, founded in 1996, is a national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice. The Adoption Institute is a reliable, unbiased and respected voice for ethical adoption practices that respect all people touched by adoption.



Our Mission

  • Improve the quality of information about adoption
  • Enhance the understanding and perception of adoption
  • Advance adoption policy and practice
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute pursues this mission with a concern for all participants in adoption: birth families, adoptive parents, adopted persons and adoption professionals


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