May 1, 2016

Episode 17: April Dinwoodie

April Dinwoodie is a domestic transracial adoptee, a nationally recognized thought leader on adoption and foster care, and the Chief Executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI).  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.

She also hosts her own podcast on iTunes called “Born in June, Raised in April,” and you can follow her on Twitter@juneinapril.  

Songs from A Collective Effort are available at SoundCloud (Http://soundcloud.com/acollectiveeffortmusic/sets/a-collective-effort-mix-bag) and other music of the podcast comes courtesy of Needle Drop Records by The Bell.  

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