Adoption Survey Needs Your Input

Please consider participating in this important research about the Internet and Adoption!

“Shaping thoughtful, humane and ethical laws, policies and practices requires knowledge. Even though the Internet and social media are forever changing adoption, however, we know little about their impact on the tens of millions of people affected.”

As a follow up to the 2012 research report entitled, Untangling the Web, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute is continuing its research on the Internet and Adoption.

Friends in Adoption (FIA) asks anyone who is so inclined to please participate in this online research. Linked below are separate surveys for birth/first parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, and child welfare professionals. Each survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Your input is valuable in learning more about the adoption relevant use of the Internet “on adoption practice, on search and reunion, on vulnerable children (and adults), and much more.”

Results from this research will be compiled and shared in January 2014 on the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute web site:

Survey on Birth/First Parents
Click to complete the Birth/First Parents survey

Survey on Adoptive Parents
Click to complete the Adoptive Parents survey

Survey on Adopted Persons
Click to complete the Adopted Persons survey

Survey on Child Welfare Professionals
Click to complete the Child Welfare Professionals survey

The Donaldson Adoption Institute is seeking input from anyone involved in adoption to explore how the internet is changing and impacting adoption.
Please Share, Thank You!