Donna Clauss

Donna Clauss

Donna Clauss, M.A., LMSW, is the Executive Director of Rainbow House International, a position she has held for the past twenty years. Rainbow House International is a 501(C0(3), licesned in the states of New Mexico and Colorado.

Ms. Clauss is the adoptive parent of six children who hail from four different countries. She is an international adoption advocate and has served on the Board of Directors for the Joint Council on International Children’s Services for the past three years. Ms. Clauss participated in the U.S. Hague Study Group for the Hague Convention on International Adoption in the early nineties. She has served on multi-state panels reviewing adoption licensing regulations and has contributed to a National Standards of Practice for adoption professionals.

The Ms. Clauss produced “THE WAITING CHILDREN”, a short documentary about Russian orphans and a Sundance Film selection 1998. She authored “How are they doing? A post-adoption survey of Russian and Eastern European Adopted Children.” for Roots and Wings Magazine, fall 1997. Ms. Clauss was a former chairperson of the JCICS Education committee and was the major author of The POST PLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TOOLS FOR ADOPTION PROFESSIONALS, written for the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, April, 1999. She also served on the team that prepared: THE ADOPTIVE PARENT PREPARATION SYSTEM, for the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, April 1998.



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