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.
Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is seeking families for research Study on emotional development following Foster Care or International Adoption
The Lab y needs more children for the research! Please help by sharing with your networks and other families you know.
Do you have a 5-12 year old?
- Adopted (international or domestic) children
- Non-adopted (biological) children
- Visit to our lab, play fun computer games, complete surveys, play games in a MRI brain scan
- Earn $175 for participating and another $25 for a follow up phone call.
For families farther away and outside of the NYC metro area: Car service and/or overnight accommodations may be available. Please discuss your needs with the research staff.
Join the Columbia research study! The current studies focus on parent-child interactions.
When? Any day! We are available on weekdays and weekends.
Where? Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab at Columbia University
How? Call 212-851-0229, e-mail email@example.com
Adoptive parents with children with disabilities
Are you an adoptive parent? Does your adopted child have one or more developmental, physical, or mental health disabilities?
Dr. Claudia Sellmaier and Jaeran Kim are seeking U.S. adoptive parent participants for a survey about parenting an adopted child with a disability. To participate in this study you must have at least one adopted child who is under 18 years old* and who has at least one developmental, physical or mental health disability. They are interested in learning more about the experiences of adoptive parents who have an adopted child with a disability and their experiences with adoption agencies, service providers, and their place of employment. They hope to use the findings to better improve the lives of adoptive parents and adopted children and youth with disabilities.
The survey consists of up to 67 questions and includes multiple choice and open-ended questions. It may take up to 30 minutes for you to complete the survey depending on your experiences. The current study also received IRB approval from the University of Washington Human Subjects Review Board. For more information please visit:
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Project Title: Adult Transracial Adoptees’ Childhood Experiences and Decision-Making in Forming Families of Creation
What is this study about? This study will explore how adult transracial adoptees’ childhood experiences with their sense of belonging, cultural socialization, and preparation for bias affect their decision making in forming their own families. This study will inform how birth parents, adoptive parents and family professionals approach transracial adoption as a practice.
For details see: https://missouristate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BrGbvylbH2KRvf?fbclid=IwAR0SdCaUTZ34CuXjFQ7PJFOWCDYHDaXGEas6WHelWYctJ2sa34XqpuTvs_g
Profiles in Adoption
A National Survey of Adoptive Family Experiences
Baylor University – Department of Management
Consent Form for Research
PROTOCOL TITLE: Adoption Study
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Matthew Quade, Ph.D., & Ryan Hanlon, Ph.D.
Purpose of the research: The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of adoptive parents. We are asking you to take part in this study because you are an adoptive parent.
Study activities: You are asked to complete one survey, which will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Risks and benefits: You may be uncomfortable with some of the questions and topics we will ask about. You do not have to answer any questions that make you feel uncomfortable. There are no benefits to you from taking part in this research.
Compensation: Those who complete the survey are eligible to enter to win 1 of 150 $25.00 electronic gift cards, which will be selected via a random drawing.
For more information visit: https://baylor.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1LVXHS7aVooGTQy
Where you Adopted?
Researchers at Rutgers University are looking for adopted individuals to complete a survey about the experience of adoption, its effects on their identity and relationships, and the ways they seek information about genetic family health history.
You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:
- (a) Between the ages of 25 – 50;
- (b) Legally adopted as a minor through domestic or international adoption;
- (c) Not involved in foster care (including those still living in foster care or “fost-adopted”);
- (d) Not adopted by a stepparent, grandparent, or any other relative
- (e) Have access to an Internet connected device;
- (f) Fluent in English.
Participants will NOT be excluded from the study based on their gender, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation, or their adoptive parent’s relationship status (e.g., single, married same sex, married opposite sex, partnered), gender, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
If you meet these eligibility criteria and would like to participate in the study, please click on the link below to access the survey. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Participation in this study is voluntary. If at any point you wish to withdraw participation, you will be free to exit out of the survey at any time. Please note, without full completion of the survey, you are ineligible to receive compensation.
Responses are needed by September 17th, 2021.
The first 250 people to complete the survey will receive a $10 gift card from Amazon.com.
For more information, please contact:
Deborah Yoon at firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the survey, please click on the link below:
The Adoptive Family Study
Purpose of the study:
We are looking for adoptive families with children 4 to 17 years of age to complete an anonymous online survey which will take about 25-45 minutes about your adoption & parenting experiences, along with your child’s development.
Who we are:
Dr. Tornello and her team are researchers at Pennsylvania University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. This study has been approved by the Ethics Board at Pennsylvania StateWhom we are University (STUDY00016607).
Can I participate in the study:
You need to be:
18 years of age
can be single or have a partner
can be any sexual orientation
and/or gender identity.
adopted a child who is currently
between the ages of 4-17
no genetic link to one or both
To access the survey, please click on the link below: