Molly Marcus, a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College, has asked us to share a research request with our adoptees. We think that research on adoption and the ways it is processed throughout a person’s lifetime is essential to determining best practices in adoption and serving adoptees, birth families and adoptive families. For this reason, we’d like to pass along her request to you.
Marcus is looking for transracial adoptees that fit all of the following descriptors to share their experiences by participating in an in-person or phone interview:
- 24 to 35 years old
- Hispanic/Latino defined as: “a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race”
- Adopted by Caucasian parents by the age of 2 and in a closed adoption
- No contact with birth relatives prior to the age of 21
The interview will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. The interview will be audio recorded and transcribed. To ensure confidentiality, all transcriptions and materials will be stored in a locked cabinet accessible only to the researcher. Identifying information will be kept separate from interview materials and fictitious names will be used to protect the identity of all participants.
This study has been IRB approved at Chestnut Hill College. The chair of the IRB is Dr. Kenneth Soprano, and his email is [email protected]. He can also be reached by phone at 215.248.7038.
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating in this study, please contact Molly Marcus at [email protected]. If you know of other individuals who may fit this criteria, please share this post with them to spread the word.