“Profiles in Adoption” is an ongoing research project intended to explore the demographic characteristics and personal experiences of adoptive parents and adopted individuals.

Calling all Adoptive Parents! 

The National Council For Adoption (NCFA) invites you to participate in a national survey of adoptive parents. This survey is Part One of the Profiles in Adoption Project and is intended for all adoptive parents*, regardless of how long ago you adopted or the type of adoption (intercountry, private domestic, and adoption from foster care). This research is intended to fill some critical gaps in adoption data that will strengthen the work of policymakers and adoption professionals and better support adoptive families.

We will make the results free and publicly available so they can be used to improve adoption education and training, to advocate for needed post-adoption resources, and to inform policymakers and other decision-makers as they craft legislation and policy changes regarding adoption.

Survey participants will have the opportunity to be entered to win one of 150 Amazon $25 gift cards.

Take me to the survey

Confidentiality: Confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Your participation in this online survey involves risks similar to a person’s everyday use of the internet, which could include illegal interception of the data by another party. If you are concerned about your data security, please contact the researchers to schedule a time to complete a printed survey with the same questions. We will make every effort to keep your records confidential. However, there are times when federal or state law requires the disclosure of your records. Only authorized staff of Baylor University may review the study records for purposes such as quality control or safety.

Questions or concerns about this research study: You can contact the principal investigator with any questions or concerns about the research by calling or emailing: Matthew Quade, Baylor University, 254-710-4782 or matt_quade@baylor.edu.

If you want to speak with someone not directly involved in this research study, you may contact the Baylor University IRB through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at 254-710-1438. You can talk to them about: (1) your rights as a research subject, (2) your concerns about the research, or (3) a complaint about the research. 

Research is about much more than just producing numbers and reports. NCFA believes in providing reliable information about critical areas of adoption research because good data is vital to strengthening and supporting the field of adoption and all who are touched by it. Visit adoptioncouncil.org/research to learn more about NCFA’s current and future research projects.