We Need Your Help With Research On Transracial Adoption & Bullying: Take The Survey Today!

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Hello Families!

We encourage you to take advantage of the below opportunity to participate in this Northeastern State University research study regarding transracial adoption and bullying.  Consider sharing it with your social networks. As we all know, research on adoption is beneficial to understanding and serving children and families better.

Thanks!

“Dear Parents and Students,

I am conducting a research study to better understand the scope and effects of bullying on children (ages ranging from 9 to 16 years old) adopted into transracial families.  As a social work faculty member at Northeastern State University, I am interested in understanding this topic so that we can develop effective supports and interventions for children/adoptees who experience school bullying based on racial or ethnic differences.  I am requesting your participation because it will help us to do this.

Your participation is voluntary and your responses are anonymous.  If you will take about 30-40 minutes to complete our online survey, you will make an important contribution to this project that may lead to creating effective help for trans-racial adoptees who are facing school bullying.

Click here for the survey link.

If you wish to discuss the information above or concern you may have with this project, please do not hesitate to contact me, Eun-Jun Bang, Ph.D., MSW, at (918) 449-6564.  For questions about your rights while participating in this study, you may contact the Institutional Review Board at Northeastern State University at (918) 456-5511 ext 2965. Thank you so much for your attention and time.”

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Adoption Cost & Timing Survey

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Annual Survey: Adoption Cost & Timing

Did you adopt in 2015 or 2016? Help prospective parents understand the average cost and timeline—and you could win a donation in your name!

Click here for more information.

Did you adopt in 2014 or 2015? Help prospective parents by taking Adoptive Families’ survey

Did you adopt a child in 2014 or 2015? If so, please share the cost and timing of your adoption by taking our survey. Start off this National Adoption Awareness Month by providing prospective adoptive families with up-to-date information.

Each year, Adoptive Families polls readers to get the real story on the average cost and length of time it takes to complete an adoption. We frequently hear from families just starting out in adoption that the final survey results are immensely helpful to them. See results from previous years >

We’re pleased to once again offer a special giveaway to encourage more families to share their adoption experiences. If more than 1,000 parents who adopted in 2014 or 2015 complete this year’s survey, we will randomly select one participant and donate $250 to the adoption organization of his or her choice!

Take our Adoption Cost & Timing Survey ►

Take Adoptive Families’ Cost & Timing Survey for the chance to win a charitable donation in your name

22e17329-0631-4481-baca-36b238367676 Did you adopt a child in 2013 or 2014? If so, please share the cost and timing of your adoption by taking Adoptive Families‘ survey. You’ll help prospective adoptive families by providing up-to-date information.

Each year, Adoptive Families polls readers to get the real story on the average cost and length of time it takes to complete an adoption. We frequently hear from families just starting out in adoption that our Adoption Cost Breakdowns, based on the final survey results, are immensely helpful to them.

We’re pleased to once again offer a special giveaway to encourage more families to share their adoption experiences. If more than 1,000 parents who adopted in 2013 or 2014 complete this year’s survey, we will randomly select one participant and donate $250 to the adoption organization of his or her choice!

UPDATE: We are so close to our goal of 1,000 completed surveys—we need just 119 more parents to participate! Please take the survey today if you adopted in 2013 or 2014, and forward to any other families you know who did.

Take the 2013-2014 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey

Mothers of children with Down syndrome Survey

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My name is Amanda Smith. I am conducting a survey of biological and adoptive mothers of children with Down syndrome for my dissertation. I have been more successful in receiving responses from biological mothers. I am trying to now reach more mothers who have adopted.

Overall, the purpose of this research is to understand the feelings and experiences of being a mother in general and being a mother to a child with Down syndrome. The survey will take no longer than 5 minutes. The first page of the survey is a welcome letter that will inform those who click on the link that their information is confidential and the survey is anonymous.  If you would forward on this link to my survey to any support groups or parent groups you may have, I would be incredibly grateful. If anyone completes the survey and would like more information  or would like to share about their experiences, please don’t hesitate to send them my email address.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mothers_of_children_with_DS

Mothers of children with Down syndrome Survey

Hello! As a caregiver of a child with Down syndrome you know firsthand the trials and successes you feel as a parent and for your child. Being a mother gives you experiences that are identical to no one else.

Read more…

Thank you for your time!

Amanda A Smith, Ed.S.

BEST Adoption Friendly Workplace

Click here to view the 2014 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace winners

2014 Leaders by industry

2014 Leaders by size

2014 Leaders in Ohio

2014 100 Best press release

Adoption-Friendly Workplace works to make adoption an affordable option for every working parent. Our goal is to provide companies with the support needed to provide adoption benefits to employees and recognize the forward-thinking employers that already have adoption benefits in place.

What you need to complete the survey:

  • Contact information
  • Employer information
  • Adoption benefits policy information
  • Tax ID (optional)

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Untangling the Web

We need your help on an unprecedented study – and it will only take 15-20 minutes of your time. The Internet and social media are forever changing adoption – and our lives – yet we know little about their impact on the millions of us who are affected. So the Adoption Institute is launching a new study seeking relevant information from adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth/first parents and child welfare professionals. Please complete a survey – and spread the word to colleagues and friends, in emails to your contacts, on Facebook and Twitter, in newsletters and blogs, and any other way you can think of. In an effort to improve policy and practice, we are charting new territory – and we need your input to do so. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s important; just click here to get started. This research follows up on the Institute’s 2012 report Untangling the Web.

Voice for Adoption Seeks Input on Access to Mental Health Services for Foster and Adopted Children

th The U.S. Senate Finance Committee is seeking input on how to ensure that all Americans have necessary mental health treatment. Specifically, they are asking about administrative and legal barriers to care, key policies that have lead to improved outcomes, and how Medicaid and Medicare can be improved to help people with mental health needs.

Voice for Adoption (VFA) wants to be sure that the U.S. adoption community is part of this process. VFA has created a brief survey to gather information on these issues as they relate to children adopted from domestic foster or institutional inter-country care, and will share the results with Senate leadership.

Please take a moment to complete the survey. The survey deadline is September 17.

Thank you,
Robin E. Sizemore
Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

Voice for Adoption Seeks Input on Access to Mental Health Services for Foster and Adopted Children

th The U.S. Senate Finance Committee is seeking input on how to ensure that all Americans have necessary mental health treatment. Specifically, they are asking about administrative and legal barriers to care, key policies that have lead to improved outcomes, and how Medicaid and Medicare can be improved to help people with mental health needs.

Voice for Adoption (VFA) wants to be sure that the U.S. adoption community is part of this process. VFA has created a brief survey to gather information on these issues as they relate to children adopted from domestic foster or institutional inter-country care, and will share the results with Senate leadership.

Please take a moment to complete the survey. The survey deadline is September 17.

Thank you,
Robin E. Sizemore
Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

Survey for Parents

The National Council For Adoption is hosting its annual conference and one of the sessions is regarding older child adoptions and how agencies can better improve their services to clients.

For families who adopted a child age 4 years and older, we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete the survey to share your insight into what the agency did well and what are some areas of improvements.  This survey is 100% anonymous, so please be open and honest.

Thank you for contributing to this very important project as agencies continue to seek ways to better serve their families.  We kindly request that you submit the survey by Monday, June 10th.

CLICK HERE >> Adoptive Parent Survey – Older Child Adoptions

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