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In the largest survey ever conducted of adoptive parents, NCFA explored the profile of adoptive parents, their experiences, and what has changed over time.
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Profiles in Adoption:
A National Survey of
Adoptive Family Experiences
Part One: Adoptive Families
The largest survey of adoptive parents to date was conducted in 2021
- 4,212 adoptive parents representing 4,135 households and 6,608 adopted individuals
- Respondents came from all fifty states and Washington, D.C.
- Represented the three main types of adoption situations including private domestic (2,289)
intercountry (2,115) and adoptions from foster care (2,033)
Part Two: Birthmother Satisfaction and Outcomes
A qualitative and quantitative exploration of the experiences of birthmothers over time.
Expected Publication Date: Late 2022
Part Three: Adopted Individuals