We are conducting a survey of Massachusetts families who adopted children since 2010. You are invited to participate in this survey because you are an adoptive parent. If this mailing reached you in error, please accept our apologies and feel free to delete it or forward it to adoptive parents you know.
We are particularly interested in issues regarding the length of time it takes to adopt a child and the costs involved in adoption. Your responses will give us a more complete understanding of factors that present challenges in the adoption process. The information we compile will be useful in shaping adoption practices and policies in Massachusetts.
The survey will be used to inform the work of the Task Force on Adoption, created by Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013 (Massachusetts Legislature), item 4800-0038. It is being administered through the Rudd Adoption Research Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been approved by the UMass Amherst Institutional Review Board (# 2014-2143).
Your responses are anonymous; we do not ask for your name or identifying information. This survey should take approximately 20 – 30 minutes to complete. We know that you have many competing demands on your time, and so we greatly appreciate your willingness to take this survey.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Harold D. Grotevant at UMass Amherst (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks in advance for responding to this survey!
Please click the following link to begin. Because the survey is anonymous, you will not be able to exit and return to the survey at a later time.
At the end of the survey, you will be given an opportunity to provide your name and contact information in order to be notified about meetings where the results will be presented, speak with a member of the task force, or receive an electronic copy of the final report of the task force. We will not be able to link this contact information with your anonymous survey responses.
This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.