Press Release


Media Advisory: For Immediate Release


SHELTON, CT, June 18, 2009 – Two highly respected national organizations – LifeCare, Inc. and the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute – today announced a unique partnership designed to enhance service offerings to and best practices by corporations throughout the United States relating to adoption, foster parenting and diversity in family life.

LifeCare is the country’s leading provider of health and productivity solutions for employers; the Adoption Institute is the pre-eminent research, policy and education organization in its field. Their combined knowledge and resources promise to provide unparalleled support and guidance to people seeking to adopt or are already touched by adoption or foster care.

To launch the partnership, the Adoption Institute is training/updating LifeCare’s team of professional Adoption Specialists on the most current research and information on best practices in adoption. The two organizations will also develop a variety of educational resources, seminars and webinars that are expected to be available to clients later this year.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on providing the highest quality, market-leading services in every discipline we touch,” said LifeCare’s CEO, Peter G. Burki. “This partnership with the Adoption Institute ensures that our adoption services are second to none and that the parents who reach out to us have the benefit of the latest research, education and advocacy initiatives. We’re delighted to be working with such a highly esteemed organization.”

“Encouraging employer support for adoption is critical to our mission of improving the lives of everyone touched by adoption,” said Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Institute. “By partnering with LifeCare, we now have the potential to reach employers of every type and size nationwide and the millions of people who work for them. We look forward to making significant progress with LifeCare and the families it helps to build.”

This partnership brings together two highly effective organizations with nearly four decades of combined experience in family issues. The Adoption Institute, founded in 1996, works to improve the lives of everyone for whom adoption is part of everyday life by shaping better laws, policies and practices – including in the workplace. LifeCare was founded in 1984 with a strong focus on child care, literally helping to launch the work/life industry.

LifeCare provides 24/7 adoption counseling, education and referrals to clients through its team of professional Adoption Specialists. To learn more about LifeCare and its broad range of client services, go to To schedule an interview with LifeCare’s CEO, Peter G. Burki, contact Michael Civiello at or 203-556-8827.

The Adoption Institute’s mission is to provide leadership to improve laws, policies and practices – through sound research, education and advocacy – to enhance the lives of everyone touched by adoption. Its award-winning website is For more information or to schedule an interview with Chief Executive April Dinwoodie, call 212-925-4089 or email