Category Archives: Announcements & Events

Boston Book Launch Event on April 5, 2011

Join us on Tuesday, April 5th for the Boston Book Launch Event for Adoption Nation. The celebration will take place at The Inn at Harvard in Cambridge from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Adam will read excerpts from the book and answer any questions you may have.  Books will be available for purchase and Adam would be happy to personalize your copy.  Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be offered.  Kindly RSVP to

Taste of Spring – May 12, 2011

Our annual “Taste of Spring” benefit will be held on Thursday, May 12 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.  This event will feature food from several famous chefs and fine restaurants, along with carefully selected wine pairings.

We are proud to be honoring Kristin Chenoweth for her important work and support of the Adoption Institute.  Stay tuned for more details!

Open Records Event at Hard Rock Cafe

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Location: Hard Rock Café in Times Square; 501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Info: The Adoption Institute will hold an exciting, unusual event on March 10, 2011, to heighten public, media and policymaker awareness about the need to restore adopted adults’ right to access their original birth certificates. The event will feature the official world premier of “I’m Legit” by Darryl (DMC) McDaniels and Zara Philips, an exceptional and moving music video that vividly brings to life the issue we’ll be focusing on that day.

Here are the essentials:
WHO: Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Darryl McDaniels, prominent activists and scholars, surprise guests
WHAT: Panel presentation, Q&A and discussion of next steps based on the Institute’s “For the Records” reports
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011; light refreshments will be served
WHERE: The Hard Rock Café in Times Square, at 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
WHY: We believe greater knowledge/advocacy will help achieve equal rights, human dignity and social justice. The Adoption Institute is committed to this cause, and we look forward to working with everyone who wants to make this event (and opening records) a success.1/28/2011