Weekly News Digest: November 9th through 16th

This week in the news DAI is following articles about the experience of kin adopters, the need for greater transparency in child welfare systems, pending changes at the Council on Accreditation and the latest in research and policy.

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: 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.

A Reflection on the State Department’s Report on Intercountry Adoption

This guest blog post was written by clinical social worker Marie Dolfi. Marie specializes in counseling prospective adoptive parents, adopted people, adoptive families and birth parents. Learn more about Marie’s services, work and upcoming events on her…

Call-Out for Guest Bloggers

The Donaldson Adoption Institute 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 the following topics: Openness in adoption Post-adoption services…

Olympian Simone Biles Reminds Us: We Do Need to Get ‘Real’ About Adoption

What makes the news in adoption? Most frequently, it’s the sensational. It is the “Either/Or” theme or “Us vs. Them” mentality that makes the headlines – either extremely good OR terribly bad; either this OR that….

Identity in Adoption, a Right Not a Privilege

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune captures the moving story of a reunion between an 83-year-old adopted woman and her biological mother just weeks before her 100th birthday. Poignant adoption search and reunion stories are…

Losing My Birth Father

This guest blog post was written by international adopted person Carmen Hinckley. Carmen lives in Portland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. If you’re interested in guest blogging…

Seeking Development Intern

Development Intern Job Description About The Donaldson Adoption Institute Since 1996, The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) has worked to improve the lives of children and families across our country and around the world through research, education…

CELEBRATE Mothers in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders in May

Mother’s Day evokes handmade cards from grade school kids to their moms, flowery cards to new moms, and loving cards for years of devotion to mothers from their adult children. For mothers who grapple with substance…