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Hi all. I’m the parent of an internationally adopted child (she’s 14 now), and I also am a faculty member at The Ohio State University, where I do research on academic motivation in adolescents. Both as a parent of an internationally adoptee and as a researcher, I’ve found that there is virtually no solid, peer-reviewed research on academic success in internationally adopted children. This year, a few of my colleagues at Ohio State and I launched a study to examine academic success in internationally adopted adolescents. The goal of our study is to understand how to promote academic success in these students’ lives, and to be able to make research-based recommendations for parents and educators, in order to better support our kids’ success in school.
I’d like to invite you to participate in our study if you are interested. It involves your completing a parent survey, and your adopted child completing a student survey (each take about a half hour or so to complete). We are looking for families with internationally adopted kids who are age 11 and older. Parents of younger adoptees also are invited to participate, but the kids must be 11 or older. All participants get entered into a lottery to win one of several Amazon gift certificates. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me at: anderman.1@osu.edu and we’ll send you a link to the online surveys.
Thank you for considering this request!
Eric Anderman
The Ohio State University
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ACO is a non-profit organization of families and individuals, offering support, education, multicultural activities and friendship for anyone touched by or interested in adoption.