Opinion Surveys on Adoption

2002 National Adoption Attitudes Survey

This national survey showed overall that adoption has a better reputation than ever, and that people are connecting with the idea of adoption as good for their families and for society

Author: Conducted by Harris Interactive for the Adoption Institute and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Published: June 2002

Benchmark Adoption Survey: Report on the Findings

This national survey reveals that while most Americans view adoption very favorably or somewhat favorably (90%), many Americans (64%) have never considered adopting a child and about half (49%) believe that adoption is not quite as good as raising one's own biological child.

Author: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Adoption Institute. Washington, D.C.: Princeton Survey Research Associates

Published: October 1997