Help us get to know your families and their needs! Please fill out questions as you feel comfortable, you are not required to answer a question if it makes you feel uncomfortable. The purpose of this survey is to get to know families and their needs the best we can. Your answers will be treated with a sensitive manner.
Which type of family are you?
Kinship care (grandparent,etc)
Caregiver #1 Full Name
Caregiver #2 Full Name
Caregiver #1 Email
Caregiver #2 Email
Caregiver #1 Phone Number
Caregiver #2 Phone Number
Children's Names: Birth Date, Current Grade(+School if other than ZCS), if adopted/fostered/etc (+country if international adoption), year adopted/etc, race, special need/health condition (if applicable)
(ALL children in the household please, even biological children) Ex: John Smith: 01/01/2012, 1st grade, Adopted (international), Colombia, Adopted in 2016, Hispanic OR Sara Smith : 01/02/2010 , 3rd grade, Biological, Caucasion
Agency for adoption,etc (if applicable)
Is there anything specific that you/your family struggles with?
(Ex:food hoarding, embracing birth family, behavior issues, post adoption depression, etc)
How do you feel your adopted/fostered/etc child/ren are doing?
(Have they experienced trauma prior to coming into your family and has this had any lasting effect? Do they seem comfortable at home and school? Are triggers or struggles daily, a few times a year, at milestone events , or never?)
How do you feel your biological child/ren are doing? (if applicable)
(Do they seem to connect well with their adopted/fostered/etc siblings? Do they struggle with any complexities their sibling brings?)
Do you feel currently supported as an adoptive/foster/other parent?
(Not at all)
In what ways do you feel you could be more supported?
(at school, in a support system, etc)
Do you/your child receive support outside of school?
(ex: counseling, physical therapy, Medicaid, etc)
In what ways has the school system helped your child?
(if applicable. ex: speech therapy, etc)
Do you feel ZCS teachers/staff are sensitive to adoption/childhood trauma/race/ethnicity/etc?
Would you/your family be interested in any of the following?
(please select all that apply. PLEASE note in the "other" section if you need to add any comments or other ideas!)
All family get togethers
Parent trainings on various adoption topics
Parent support group
Parent coffee time
Mom's Night Out
Dad's night out
Facebook group for parents to connect, see posts about adoption topics/events, etc
Small support group for your child
Having a counselor check in with my child at school
Connecting my child with others at school of the same race/birth-culture/background
Monthly pizza party during school lunch for all kids in your family
Craft time featuring different cultures
"Culture Night" (for the whole school?)
Help to create a "profile" for child to give teachers each year (triggers, optional background info, etc)
Online/in person book study
Someone to go to when I need help finding help for my child/family
List of local, recommended resources (counselors, clothing co-ops, books, etc)
I would be willing to share our story with others
None of the above
What days/times work best for your family for extra events?
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
We want to hear your ideas! Concerns, thoughts, anything that will help us support your family!
Would you be willing to be a part of our team? If so, please specify what you would be willing to help with.
(anything from being a part of planning events, to helping with fundraising if needed, to volunteering to buy/bring in pizzas / chaperone a pizza party, being willing to walk alongside a family that has just recently adopted, etc)
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