Received a heads-up about this very important survey from an adoptive mom friend of mine.
It’s actually for first parents, and the letter accompanying the survey link is written by Roberta MacDonald, chairwoman of the North Carolina Coalition for Adoption Reform and the state’s representive on the American Adoption Congress.
She explains the goal of receiving input in the Surrender Survey Project from at least 600 birth parents by the end of 2008.
According to the study preface, the aim is for the project to become “the most comprehensive study of parents whose parental rights have been relinquished or terminated resulting in their children being adopted or remaining in foster care.”
It notes that the collection of “accurate data regarding attitudes, perceptions, beliefs and practices affecting parents in these situations is vital in formulating legislation in areas of family preservation, foster care and adoption.”
An opportunity to get one’s voice heard, indeed.
The survey is here.