Programs & Projects: Current Initiatives
HEALTHIER DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILIES FORMED THROUGH ADOPTION
Transcultural Adoption & Identity
With initial funding from the Kellogg Foundation, this research will identify those factors that contribute to healthy identity formation (which incorporates adoption, race and culture) of adopted people, especially those adopted from other countries and raised in transracial families. It will include a comprehensive white paper involving a survey of adopted international adoptees, and current services available to multicultural families. Findings from the study, which will be availabe in Spring 2009, will be used to recommend promising practices for practitioners and post-adoption services for parents and adopted people. For more information on this project, contact the Policy & Operations Director Hollee McGinnis.