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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Survey For Adoptees

Survey For Adoptees and Foster Care Alumni


From our friend Sandy White Hawk:
EXPERIENCES OF ADOPTED AND FOSTERED INDIVIDUALSAre you an adoptee?
Have you ever been in foster care?
We need your help!
Courts, service providers, and the public do not know enough about how adoption and foster care affected the individuals who experienced them. It is time for this to change!
First Nations Repatriation Institute (www.wearecominghome.com) and Adoptees Have Answers have partnered with the University of Minnesota, to develop an anonymous survey (https://survey.cla.umn.edu/229953) to gather the stories of U.S. born adults who were adopted OR who spent at least 6 months (total) in foster care. If this is you, we hope you will share your stories so that others — professionals, family members and the general public — may better understand how adoption and foster care shape the lives of those most directly involved.
The survey asks some personal questions, but it is completely anonymous and does not collect any identifying information (such as your name, address, or email address). It will take as few as 45 minutes of your time, but your participation will benefit adoptees/fostered individuals, their families and community for years to come!

The anonymous web survey can be found at this link: https://survey.cla.umn.edu/229953.

If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please call or email a person listed below. We need many voices, so please pass it on!
If you have any questions about the study, please contact us:
Sandra White Hawk
Director, First Nations Repatriation Institute
651-442-4872
sadoptee@yahoo.com

Kate Ingalls-Maloney
Manager and Co-Founder, Adoptees Have Answers
952-374-7187
katchmedia@earthlink.net
Carolyn Liebler, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
612-626-7252
liebler@umn.edu
If you would like to talk to someone other than us, please contact the Research Subjects’ Advocate Line for the University of Minnesota, D-528 Mayo, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455; telephone (612) 625-1650 or email irb@umn.edu.

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If you thought that ethnic cleansing was something for the history books, think again. This work tells the stories of Native American Indian adoptees "The Lost Birds" who continue to suffer the effects of successive US and Canadian government policies on adoption; policies that were in force as recently as the 1970's. Many of the contributors still bear the scars of their separation from their ancestral roots. What becomes apparent to the reader is the reality of a racial memory that lives in the DNA of adoptees and calls to them from the past.
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