Shared Humanity, Shared Freedom

It is that time of summer when freedom is on all of our minds as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day. Amid the fireworks, sun tanning and barbecues, we can’t help but think of the spaces…

The Adoption Institute is Up to the Task

Last week, The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) launched the initial phase of a new project called OBC 2020. This is a multi-phase project that has an overarching goal of supporting states without campaigns in developing active,…

50 States. 1 Movement. Restore Adoptee Rights!

When a person is adopted, his/her original birth certificate (OBC) becomes sealed and a new, “amended” birth certificate is issued. The amended birth certificate alters essential facts of the adopted person’s birth. In most states today,…

National Adoption Month: Honoring the Lifelong Transformation, Not the One-time Transaction

November became National Adoption Month more than two decades ago under the Clinton administration, expanding from the initial week-long celebration. The intended purpose of this heightened awareness is to highlight the need to find families for…

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