While NJ ARCH has a number of articles in
its Lending Library with information on adoption research,
there are a large number of adoption-related research projects that are
occurring at any given time
across the country. Often, these projects require feedback and
participation from people touched
by adoption. Here you will find upcoming, ongoing, and future research
projects that require this kind
of participation. Feel free to read about these research studies and
participate if there are
opportunities available. Or, you can simply use the information from the
research included here to
expand your own knowledge of adoption and, hopefully, help you with a particular
need you might have.
|Project Title:||International Special Needs Adoption|
|Researcher:||Molly M. McNichol OTDS|
301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612
|Description:||This descriptive research study will establish understanding of desired post adoption family supports in an effort to foster positive experiences for families of internationally adopted children with special needs.|
To take a part in a survey please follow the link:
|Researcher:||Mary Ann A. Groncki, MSW, LCSW|
The University of Pennsylvania
Are you an adopted woman, 25 to
60 years old, who currently resides in The United States of America and
identifies as caucasian? Were you born and adopted within the United States
of America? Were you not adopted by a biological family member? Did you
live within your adoptive family until at least 16 years of age? Have you
had involvement in at least one romantic relationship of at least three
months? If you answered yes to these questions, please consider
participating in this doctoral dissertation research project that will
explore adopted women’s attachment experiences within romantic
Participating in this study involves completing questionnaires and will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. The questionnaires will be mailed directly to you and you will be provided with a self-addressed and stamped envelope for their return. Your participation and the data from it could help in gaining a more in-depth understanding of adopted women.
you are interested in participating in this study please contact
MaryAnn A. Groncki, MSW, LCSW at 3 Paoli Plaza, Suite D, Paoli, PA
19301. Telephone: 215-292-3276. Or contact MaryAnn by email at
|Project Title:||Client-Agency Relationship in Adoption|
Lauren Scheiner, MSW Intern
Infertility & Adoption Counseling Center
If you are a pre-adoptive
or an adoptive parent OR an adoption professional, you may have some
thoughts on improving the client-agency relationship in adoption.
The Infertility and
To take Survey:
Client Survey - clients are both pre-adoptive and adoptive parents http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB225PEACEAUJ
Agency Survey - agency professionals and staff
To thank you for taking your personal time to complete this survey, the
We are conducting research for a workshop that will be presented at the Joint Council on International Children Services in
To take the survey, you do not have to give any identifying information if you do not want to. And all information will be held confidential.
|Project Title:||Healthier Development of Families Formed Through Adoption|
|Researchers:||Hollee McGinnis, MSSW, Policy & Operations Director at the Adoption Institute and a Korean adopted adult; Dr. Jeanne Howard, Policy & Research Director at the Adoption Institute and Professor School of Social Work, Illinois State University; and Dr. Scott Ryan, Senior Fellow at the Adoption Institute and Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Social Work, Florida State University.|
|Institution:||Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute|
|Description:||With initial funding from the Kellogg Foundation, this research will identify those factors that contribute to healthy identity formation (which incorporates adoption, race and culture) of adopted people, especially those adopted from other countries and raised in transracial families. It will include a comprehensive white paper involving a survey of adopted international adoptees, and current services available to multicultural families. Findings from the study, which will be availabe in winter 2007, will be used to recommend promising practices for practitioners and post-adoption services for parents and adopted people|
National study of transracial adoptive families.
The University of Maryland Department of Family Sciences and
|Description:||The specific focus of this study is to examine the impact of family characteristics on the overall adjustment, self-esteem and racial identity of racial minority youth adopted by Caucasian parents.|
Who can participate?
If you are a white adoptive parent of at least one racial minority child who was placed or adopted by the age of 4 and who is now between the ages of 14-18 please call or e-mail today.
Both parent and child will be asked to complete a completely confidential 20-minute survey.
Call (301) 405-4011
|Researchers:||Rae Anne & Saebom|
We are Korean adoptees,
32 and 35 years old, who've been Korea 2-3 times. After we returned from
Korea last year we felt isolated. Displaced. Confused. Unable to ease back
into our pre-Korea lives. We wondered if other adoptees felt the same way.
More importantly, if they didn't, what had they done to prevent these sort
of feelings from manifesting? What sort of foundations, behaviors, life
circumstances did they have in place that enabled them to feel rooted and
connected when they returned? And how could this information offer support
to other adoptees?
This is why we've created this study. And this is where you come in.
We are looking for Korean adoptees who are:
* Currently 20 years or older
* Went to Korea at age 20 or older
* Went to Korea and RETURNED to pre-Korea life
We plan to develop the results into a presentation for the IKAA Gathering in Seoul this August. The application deadline is quickly approaching so we need your feedback ASAP! Click on the link below to begin. There are only 49 questions, and it should take 20-30 minutes.
Password is: imakad
Some of these questions
might seem personal, but the more open and honest you can be the more
helpful your responses will be for other adoptees. Please know that your
responses are generated anonymously. And if you know anyone else interested
in participating, please email us at
We need your help in getting this survey to Korean adoptees. We appreciate if you could forward this message to others who fit the criteria. If you belong to an adoptee group, it would be great if you could forward this to your members. If you prefer, please email us with a list of emails so that we can share this invitation to participate!
Stephanie Wang-Breal is a
documentary film maker. Her film, Wo Ai Ni Mommy, is part of the PBS POV
series on adoption. She is considering doing her next film on foster care
and would like to speak to some of you about your experiences. At this
early point, she is just interested in hearing people's stories to learn
what works, what doesn't, what's hard, what needs to be fixed, why it's
great to be a foster parent, what it is like to be in foster care, etc. She
is specifically interested in talking with:
- people who work in the system
- foster parents who are fostering older children
- foster parents who are trying to adopt children in their home
- foster parents who are trying to adopt older children
- foster parents who don't want to or have given up on adopting, and just want to foster
- children who have been in or "in and out" of the system for the past 5-10 years.
- children who have or are about to "age out" of the system
- children who have spent time living with foster parents, as well as group homes
- children who have siblings also in the same situation
- birth parents who are trying to reunite with their children that are in foster care
|Project Title:||Personality Comparison of Adult Adoptees: Those who search for birth parents and those who do not.|
|Researcher:||Linda M. Rogers, LPC, EdD. (Candidate)|
The question to be explored in this study is which personality traits distinguish adult adoptees who choose to search for birth parent(s) from those who choose to not seek birth parent(s)? Volunteer participants should be between the ages of 18-65 and reside in any of these three Southern States: Georgia, Alabama, or Tennessee. Participants will be asked to complete a short personality inventory and demographic questionnaire via e-mail. The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. Both adult adoptees who have participated in search/reunion, as well as those who have not conducted search/reunion, are encouraged to contact Linda Rogers at 540-907-8502 or via e-mail at AdultAdopteeStudy@yahoo.com. This study has been approved by Argosy University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
A study similar to this one was conducted in
1976 (Loper) and her focus was on personality differences among those who
search and those who do not in the southern California region. This study
focuses on a different geographical region. Additionally, there have been
many changes in the perception of adoption since that time.
Please check back frequently as we build this page by adding more research projects as they become known to us...
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