Adoption Microaggressions

 

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Dear Friends,

Please take part in our research project on adoption. We are studying birth parents, adopted people, and adoptive parents (the adoption triad). We want to learn more about the messages and stories that are told to or about the adoption triad.

About the Researchers

We are researchers at Montclair State University in New Jersey. The members of the research team are Dr. Amanda Baden and three graduate students in the Counseling Program at MSU. The team has members from all parts of the adoption triad.

Who We Are Seeking

We need people from three different groups for our project.

1. Adult Adoptees

2. Adoptive Parents

3. Birth Parents

We will ask you to talk about your experiences and stories related to adoption.  This project was approved by the IRB (#01365) at Montclair State University.

Adult Adoptees must be:

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Transracial (race of adoptee does not match adoptive parents) or same race adoptees
  3. Willing to take a brief (5-10 minute) online survey
  4. Willing to participate in a 60-75 minute interview

Birth Parents must be:

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Birth parent of transracial adoptee or same race adoptee
  3. Willing to take a brief (5-10 minute) online survey
  4. Willing to participate in a 60-75 minute interview

Adoptive Parents must be:

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Adoptive parent of transracial adoptee (race of adoptee does not match adoptive parents) or same race adoptee
  3. Willing to take a brief (5-10 minute) online survey
  4. Willing to participate in a 60-75 minute interview

Goals for the Study

The main benefit of this study is for the community. This study will help us to understand the stories and experiences of the adoption triad. We will use the results to improve programs and services for the adoption community.

To volunteer, click here and fill out the form. 

Contact us if you want to be part of the study or have questions: Amanda Baden, Associate Professor, Counseling and Educational Leadership at Montclair State University, 973-655-7336; badena@mail.montclair.edu.

Thanks! Please spread the word about this study!

 

Sincerely,

Montclair State University Adoption Research Team

Dr. Amanda Baden

Elliotte Sue Harrington, Doctoral Student

Andrew Kitchen, MA

Jonathan Mazza, MA

Ebony White, Doctoral Student

Emily Krause, MA

Lauren Spinella, Master’s Student