National Survey of Adoptive Parents
This survey provides nationally representative estimates on the characteristics, pre-adoption experiences, and post-adoption support experiences of families of adopted children ages 0 to 17 years. These children were identified in other SLAITS surveys as being adopted through the US foster care system, domestic private adoption agencies, or international adoption.
- Sponsor(s): Two components of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)external icon
Administration for Children & Families (ACFexternal icon)
- Period of Data Collection: April 2007 – July 2008
- Sample Size: 2,089 completed interviews with an adoptive parent of a child 0 to 17 years of age.
- Sampling Frame: Parents who have adopted a child 0 to 17 years old through the US foster care system, domestic private adoption agencies, or internationally, who was identified as adopted in the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH).
- Data Collection: Data are collected over the telephone. Data collection was conducted under contract with the University of Chicago. Strict confidentiality and privacy regulations apply to all contract and federal project staff for all data. For more information, visit confidentiality policy.
- Survey Instrument
- Methodology Report pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
- Data Dictionary
- Frequency counts
- SAS input programs
- Guidelines for Data Users
- Adoption USA: A Chartbook Based On the 2007 NSAPexternal icon
If you are interested in the National Survey of Adoptive Parents, you may also find another SLAITS survey of interest: The National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSAP-SN).
For more information, contact Matthew Bramlett at MBramlett@cdc.gov