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Adoption Identity Study - adult adoptees needed to complete online survey!

My name is Colleen Colaner and I am a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am doing
research on how adoptive parents talked to their children about adoption, and
I’m looking for people who would be interested in filling out a survey for me.


Let me give you a little information about the study. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, there are about 1.8 million adoptees in the United
States. Even though adoption is a relatively common thing, there is still a lot
that is unknown about adoptive families. In my research, I am trying to find
out how adoptive parents have talked to their children about their adoption,
and how these conversations may relate to the way that individuals think about
their adoption. To do this, I am asking individuals who were adopted to think
back on their upbringing and answer some questions about their parents’
experience, represented in your answers in this survey, will help researchers
and people in everyday life to have a more realistic understanding of adoption
and will shed light on the role that adoptive parents play in their children’s
upbringing. In other words, I really want to hear from you because I think that
we need better information about adoptive families.

If you are interested in participating in this study, I am excited to hear from you. The only thing criteria I have for
participating is that you:


1) Must be at least 19 years old,

2) Must be adopted by an individual/s other than a step-parent


If you are interested in this project and qualify for the study, I would like to ask you to fill out an online survey that takes about 35 minutes to complete.
Before you do the survey, I’ll have you read over an informed consent form that
gives me permission to use your answers for my research. All of your
information will be kept confidential, and I never use any names or identifying
information when I talk about my research. If you have any questions, please
email me at
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the survey, please go to the following link:
Usually the survey works just like I want it to, but if there is a problem with some of the technology, please let me know. You can send me an email at
Thanks for helping me in my research! 

Colleen Colaner                                                     

Department of Communication Studies1"">            yes"">                     

422 Oldfather Hall                                                    

University of Nebraska-Lincoln                             

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Dr. Jordan Soliz

Department of Communication Studies

425 Oldfather Hall

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-0329


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