I would like to invite you to participate in the Empowering Adoptive Families study.
This study is about child and adolescent well-being in adoptive families, with the main purpose of evaluating how adoption, child’s pre-adoptive history, and family dynamics can best promote child and adolescent development and well-being.
Every child, parent, and family has a unique experience and story to tell about themselves and about how they come to be a family. For the most part, research has focused on traditional views of families. However, there is a growing diversity of family arrangements among which families created through adoption. Adoption presents a unique set of challenges, difficulties, but also opportunities for both children and parents, to write their own family story.
The study consists of an online survey to be completed by parents of school-aged children/adolescents (5-18 years old), whose child (or children) has been placed with them for at least 1 year.
We are interested in hearing from ALL KINDS of adoptive families: - Single adopters - Couples who adopted jointly - Adopters whose relationship status has changed since the adoption - Gay, lesbian, and bisexual adoptive parents - Transgender adoptive parents - Heterosexual adoptive parents - Adoptive parents who might be part of a different family structure - None or all of the above, whether or not the arrangements are recognized by the adoption agency.
Please click the link to the survey: bit.ly/1OJmDSv