Dec 1, 2015
Ep. 41: April Dinwoodie (http://www.aprildinwoodie.com/)is a nationally recognized thought leader on adoption and foster care. As Chief Executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI)(http://adoptioninstitute.org/), April is committed to improving laws, policies and practices through sound research, education and advocacy. She is also a co-founder and Vice President of the Board of Fostering Change for Children, a progressive nonprofit that helps drive innovation in the child welfare system.
Before joining DAI, April created a specialized mentoring program called “Adoptment,” in which adults who were adopted and/or spent time in foster care serve as mentors to youth in care. As a trans-racially adopted person, April shares her experiences at workshops and conferences to help potential adoptive parents and professionals understand both the beauty and complexity of adopting children of another race.
Listen as Alex and April discuss the complex and multilayered issue of transracial adoption, especially as it relates to multiracial people.
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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
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