New Donaldson Adoption Institute Study

Adoption STAR prides itself on having an incredibly diverse group of adoptive families, and we’d like to encourage these very families to consider participating in a new study via the Donaldson Adoption Institute. Read below for more…..

The Donaldson Adoption Institute is conducting a new study exploring the experiences and needs of different types of adoptive families (e.g., heterosexual versus LGBT families; in-racial versus transracial families; and families involved in varying levels of openness). By increasing our knowledge about adoptive family diversity, we hope to enhance training of adoption professionals and improve services for children and their parents.

Participants will fill out a 30 minute questionnaire either online through Survey Monkey, by email, or by postal mail. This is a confidential survey, requiring no sharing of identifying information. Participation is strictly voluntary and respondents can end their involvement in the research at any time without consequence.

The research, which is headed by David Brodzinsky, Ph.D. and Jeanne Howard, Ph.D., has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Illinois State University.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, or finding out more about it, please contact Dr. Brodzinsky ( or 510-985-1772), or simply click here to access the survey online.

Thank you for your help and for your commitment to improving the lives of children through adoption.

Adam Pertman, Executive Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Research Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Jeanne Howard, Ph.D., Research and Policy Director, Evan. B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.

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