Opinion Surveys on Adoption

Adoption Perceptions Study

This quantitative study examines the real-world perceptions of the general pubic including adopted people, adoptive parents, birth parents, foster parents and foster alumni. The research was conducted by Research In Kind, which partners nonprofits with marketing research companies looking to support causes. The organization was founded by Mark Truss, Global Head of Research at J. Walter Thompson and Karen Montecuollo, Research Director at J. Walter Thompson.

Author: J. Walter Thompson Worldwide & Research In Kind

Published: December 2016

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