Welcome to My Survey


Title of the Study: Narrative Analysis of Adoption Stories
Department: World Cultures, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Linda-Anne Rebhun
Primary Investigator (PI): Karen Deeming, kdeeming@ucmerced.edu

Please take time to read the consent form completely and email the PI if you have any questions or would like an electronic copy of the consent form.

You are being asked to participate in a preliminary research study. I hope to identify universal themes in adoption narratives to promote healthier adoption practices and outcomes for families involved in the adoption process as well as for adoptees. 

If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete a brief survey and provide your adoption story.

As a participant, it is important to understand that participation in this project presents no known health risks. However, it is also important to know that some topics or questions asked may create some discomfort. As such, you can refuse to answer any questions at any time.

It is possible that you will not benefit directly by participating in this study. 

The data collected in this study will be accessed only by the researcher. The data will be anonymous, and may be used in reports, presentations, and publications.

There is no cost to you beyond the time and effort required to complete the procedure(s) described above. 

RIGHT TO REFUSE OR WITHDRAW                                                                      
You may refuse to participate in this study.  You may change your mind about being in the study and quit at any time during the questionnaire.

If you have any questions about this research project please contact Karen Deeming  (kdeeming@ucmerced.edu).

For questions about your rights while taking part in this study call the Office of Research at (209) 383-8655 or write to the Office of Research,5200 North Lake Rd, UC Merced, Merced, CA 95343.  The Office of Research will inform the Institutional Review Board which is a group of people who review the research to protect your rights.  If you have any complaints or concerns about this study, you may address them to Deborah Motton, Vice Chair of the IRB at (209) 383-8655, rci@ucmerced.edu. 

Completion of the survey will indicate your consent. You are encouraged to print out a copy or take a screen shot of this consent form. If that is not possible from your computer, email the PI at kdeeming@ucmerced.edu for an electronic copy.