Only in Adoption | For Adoptees Only
Do you believe that adopted people should have the right to search for their biological families if they so wish? Would information on your biological family's existence have prompted you to wonder about them or look for them as an adult? Should the adoption contract continue to solely be between the adoption facilitator and the applicants (adoptive parents)? Or should you be given the opportunity to be informed and also sign the adoption contract based on your interest in the matter? Do you believe it is ethical for missionaries to advertise children overseas as "orphans" even though the children come from families? Questions like these are asked in this "Only in Adoption" Survey for adoptees only.
This questionnaire, created by and for adoptees, asks about adoption agency activities, the behavior of adoptive parents, and your beliefs and feelings about adoption based on your experiences. Whereas domestic and international adoptions have traditionally been pioneered by evangelicals and missionaries who claimed that the movement of children is "God's Plan", the great majority (95.5%) of all adult adoptees surveyed in 2019 who had been adopted between the years 1942 and 2003 believe that adoption was coordinated by humans. What do you think?
*Expect that this survey will take about ten to twelve minutes to complete. You are not required to reveal your identity in this questionnaire. This form is collecting email addresses to later update participants on the current status of the report.
Are you male or female?
I rather not answer this question
Did anyone ask for your permission before they adopted you?
When the adoption placement occurred, were you consciously aware that a life-long change was about to take place?
What year were you adopted?
1921 - 1930
1931 - 1940
1941 - 1950
1951 - 1960
1961 - 1970
1971 - 1980
1981 - 1990
1991 - 2000
FROM which country were you born?
If the nation you were adopted FROM is not listed, please write it in here:
What country were you adopted TO?
If the nation you were adopted TO is not listed, please write it in here:
Are you the same race as your adoptive parents?
As of March 2021, The US State Department sent out an email to overseas adoptees prompted by the recent attacks against Black, Asian-Americans, and others. The letter said that they want to acknowledge your experience and assure you that they hear you and care. As an overseas adoptee, have you experienced discrimination or racism? They also invite you to email
. If you do not feel safe corresponding directly with the State Department, you will have the opportunity to anonymously write details of certain situations at the end of the survey. *A synopsis of the combined experiences will be published in a report.)
Yes, I am a person of color and I have experienced racism and discrimination within the adoptive family and/or community and/or family.
No, I am a person of color and I am not aware of experiencing any form of discrimination or racism within the adoptive family and/or community.
This question does not apply to me. I am not an ethnic minority and/or I am the same race as most of the population within the adoptive family and/or community.
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