North American Adoptive Parent Survey

1. This section is about your family.

 
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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) is conducting this survey in response to the recent CALL TO ACTION generated at the 2010 annual conference in Hartford, CT. Parent, youth and professional advocates believe the time is here to push for federal mandates on post adoption support services.

We need to hear from you in order to understand what contributes to children, youth and families feeling satisfaction in their relationships. The information you provide will direct our advocacy efforts.

Please take the time to fill out this survey. It is important to hear from as many families as possible, both those who are experiencing challenges as well as those who are not. At NACAC we know that many adoptive families are not experiencing challenges - we want to hear from you.

We want to get as complete a picture as possible and realize that many of our families have adopted more than one child, with various experiences in each case. For this reason, we have made it possible to answer questions regarding individual challenges, needs and service requirements for up to eight (8) children. Apologies to those of you who have more; please think about those still at home with you when responding.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Stevens at kimstevens@nacac.org.

PLEASE NOTE!
Even if you have responded to a regional Community Champions Network survey, we would like you to participate in this one also. It is somewhat different, and focused on information that will inform our advocacy work moving forward. Your participation can give us a more complete picture of national priorities. Thank you.
1. Person completing this form: (Fill in one)
2. Where do you live?
The following questions describe your family makeup.
3. Our family is a:
4. How many children do you have?
5. How many are adopted?
6. Our children joined the family through (check all that apply):
Kinship AdoptionDomestic Infant AdoptionDomestic Foster Care AdoptionInternational Adoption
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Child 5
Child 6
Child 7
Child 8
7. In what year did you first adopt?
8. In what year was your most recent adoption?
9. What were the ages of your child(ren) at adoption?
Infant1-34-67-910-1213-1516-1818+
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Child 5
Child 6
Child 7
Child 8
10. How many sibling groups did you adopt?
11. How many children were in each sibling group? Please check off all that apply.
12. How many children have you adopted transracially?
13. What is your/your partner's racial or ethnic background? (Check all that apply)
14. What are your children's racial or ethnic backgrounds? (Check all that apply)
The following questions are about your experience with the adoption process.
15. We came to adoption because of:
16. The information we were given about the child(ren) we adopted was:
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