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Survey For Adoptees and Foster Care Alumni

From our friend Sandy White Hawk:

Are you an adoptee?
Have you ever been in foster care?
We need your help!

Courts, service providers, and the public do not know enough about how adoption and foster care affected the individuals who experienced them.  It is time for this to change!

First Nations Repatriation Institute ( and Adoptees Have Answers have partnered with the University of Minnesota, to develop an anonymous survey ( to gather the stories of U.S. born adults who were adopted OR who spent at least 6 months (total) in foster care.  If this is you, we hope you will share your stories so that others — professionals, family members and the general public — may better understand how adoption and foster care shape the lives of those most directly involved.

The survey asks some personal questions, but it is completely anonymous and does not collect any identifying information (such as your name, address, or email address).   It will take as few as 45 minutes of your time, but your participation will benefit adoptees/fostered individuals, their families and community for years to come!

The anonymous web survey can be found at this link:

If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please call or email a person listed below.  We need many voices, so please pass it on!

If you have any questions about the study, please contact us:

Sandra White Hawk
Director, First Nations Repatriation Institute

Kate Ingalls-Maloney
Manager and Co-Founder, Adoptees Have Answers

Carolyn Liebler, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota

If you would like to talk to someone other than us, please contact the Research Subjects’ Advocate Line for the University of Minnesota, D-528 Mayo, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455; telephone (612) 625-1650 or email

1 Comment on Survey For Adoptees and Foster Care Alumni

  1. I’m interested in adoption/foster care, and I think this survey could be helpful. But, I’m also looking forward for the results of this study in the future. I want to know more about adoptees and individuals who have been to foster care because I’ve been planning to go for an adoption in the near future. To be able to deal and understand them very well. 🙂

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