Weekly News Digest: November 2nd through November 9th

This week in the news DAI is following articles surrounding National Adoption Month, intercountry adoption experiences, and current actions in Washington that impact children and families.

Weekly News Digest: October 26th through November 2nd

In the news this week, DAI is following pieces about National Adoption Month which kicked off on November 1st, advocacy efforts around the country surrounding equality for LGBTQ families, needs and capacity in the foster care system, and a challenge from Texas to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Weekly News Digest: October 19th to 26th, 2017

This week in the news, read about new legislation to ensure monitoring and oversight of privatized foster care providers, racial disparities and their impact on opportunities for youth, the need for more supports and resources for today’s families, and how we all need to work together to ensure equality for LGBTQ youth and expand opportunities for children in care to join potentially qualified families

Weekly News Digest: October 12th through 19th, 2017

This week in the news, read about the need for advocacy to ensure equality in adoption, how the foster care system continues to need more care and resources, and a powerful piece about the ongoing ethical concerns in intercountry adoption.

Weekly News Digest: October 5th through 12th, 2017

In the news this week, DAI is highlighting articles that showcase the voices of foster youth and alum in raising awareness and advocating change, the plight of homeless youth and young adults, many of whom were formerly in foster care, and the need for support and resources in the child welfare system that truly speak to the unique needs of families.

Fifteen Reasons Why A5036B Must Not Become Law in New York

DAI is proud to join with our partners at the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of NY (AFFCNY) in urging Governor Cuomo to veto A 5036 B. This bill does not speak to the human right of adopted persons to access their original birth certificate without restriction. Read the 15 reasons why this significantly and irreparably flawed bill can’t become law in New York.

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Weekly News Digest: September 28th through October 5th, 2017

This week in the news DAI is tracking a Q&A in the Chronicle of Social Change with Senator Grassley, the Dave Thomas Foundation’s recently released adoption attitudes survey, and a new WikiHow that focuses on kin first child welfare services. Rounding out the week, DAI’s chief executive April Dinwoodie weighs in with Adoption Today about birthdays & adoption.

Weekly News Digest: September 21st through 27th

This week in the News DAI tracks stories about the needs of older youth in foster care awaiting adoption, the experiences of LGBTQ headed families, as well as how differences of race, class and culture interplay with the child welfare system.

Weekly News Digest: September 14th – 20th

Check out DAI’s weekly news digest! This week we’re highlighting some important pieces about how innovation and technology can better support youth and families involved with the child welfare system, the human right of adopted persons in the US and around the globe to be able to access information about their own beginnings, and a new program in New York to support LGBTQ youth.

Weekly News Digest: September 7th – 14th

Check out this week’s News Digest from DAI which highlights some of this weeks trending stories including an Emmy award winning video about secrets in adoption, foster alum as advocates, the pressing need to educate legislators about the needs of vulnerable youth, and the importance of honoring and providing supports to the rising trend of Grandfamilies.