Transaction to Transformation


The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) launched our Let’s Adopt Reform initiative in August 2015 to ignite a national conversation about adoption and foster care adoption in the 21st century. The reality is, with all that we know about adoption and foster care adoption, we still have more work to do. We know that openness and transparency is best practice in adoption, yet we still see countless adopted persons struggling to access vital information about their own identity. We all know families need education before an adoption takes places, and support after, in order for families to thrive. Yet many families continue to struggle without access to necessary resources. We know that that a marketplace exists in adoption, which privileges some over others and distorts the essence of what family building should be about.

We’re excited to release the above video that tells the story of Let’s Adopt Reform and highlights just how vital this conversation is to inspiring solidarity within the adoption community and advocating for needed change in adoption policy and practice. Show your support for Let’s Adopt Reform and add your voice to the conversation by signing our Open Letter.

DAI’s bold, new vision to move away from a fractured and transactional adoption process to a more uniform and transformational process where everyone – expectant parents, birth parents, adopted persons and adoptive families and professionals – are better prepared and supported.  When families are strong communities are strong and when communities are strong the world is a better place.

Join us as we Adopt Reform!