Conducted in 2007, the National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) was a “first-of-its-kind” survey that studied adoptive families (and their experiences) from across the United States.
As per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “The NSAP is the first-ever survey to provide representative information about the characteristics, adoption experiences, and well-being of adopted children and their families in the United States. All information was reported by the children’s adoptive parents. The findings represent children under age 18 who were adopted and living with neither biological parent. This includes children adopted from foster care, from other domestic sources, and from other countries.”
As a part of this project, a “chartbook” was developed that summarized the findings of the NSAP. To access the chartbook and review the information it shared from this groundbreaking study of American adoptive families, please click here.