Aloha, Fellow Adoptee Organizations:
I am currently the Vice President of Korean Adoptees of Hawai’i (KAHI) which is also one of the primary sponsors of a Research Project I am working on with my adoptive mother.
I am writing, with my mother, to ask for your assistance in spreading the word about an adoption research project that explores the relationship between adult transnational adoptees and their adoptive parents. This project looks specifically at the manner in which adult transnational adoptees and their parents have negotiated the complex and often thorny issues related to adoptive, racial, and ethnic/cultural identity.
The research project has two complementary components:
1) The first component consists of a pair of on-line surveys that compare the responses of adult transnational adoptees and their adoptive parents across a variety of measures. We hope to obtain a large response for this survey, and would, therefore, appreciate your assistance in letting people know about it. The surveys can be accessed directly, using the following web links:
2) The second component consists of in-depth interviews with adoptee-parent pairs; that is, each interview set will include, not only an adult transnational adoptee, but also his/her adoptive parents. Please note that we anticipate conducting the adoptee and parent interviews separately and in varied locations across the U.S. beginning with interviews in Hawaii, Michigan, and Georgia during the spring and early summer of 2011. Later, we will travel to the West Coast (San Francisco, Portland, Seattle), the Mid-West (Minneapolis) and the East Coast (Washington, D.C./NYC area).
We have attached both a flyer and a handout that include more detailed information about the project. We would appreciate it if you could share this information widely by means of listservs, web sites, Facebook, and other online resources; through personal contacts; and/or by posting the information in appropriate locations.
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Please feel free to contact one or both of us if you have questions or need further information.