National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs
This survey provides nationally representative estimates on the characteristics, pre-adoption experiences, and post-adoption support experiences of families of adopted children with special health care needs ages 0 to 15 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: January – June 2008
- Sample Size: 1,003 completed interviews with an adoptive parent of a child with special health care needs who was 0 to 15 years of age in 2005-2006.
- Sampling Frame: Parents who have adopted a child with special health care needs 0 to 15 years old through the US foster care system, domestic private adoption agencies, or internationally, who was identified as adopted in the 2005 – 2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSCSHCN).
- Data Collection: Data are collected over the telephone. Data collection is 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 920 KB]
- Data Dictionary
- Frequency counts
- SAS input programs
- Guidelines for Data Users
For more information, contact Matthew Bramlett at MBramlett@cdc.gov