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Message ID: 8105
Date: 2009-03-26

Author:Radel, Laura (HHS/ASPE)

Subject:The National Survey of Adoptive Parents - public use data files available

I thought information about the National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) might be of interest to participants on this listserve. The NSAP is the first large, nationally representative survey of adoptive families across adoption types. This survey about families’ adoption experiences was sponsored by several agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was fielded as a telephone survey during 2007-2008. The data set provides information on the health and well-being of adopted children in the U.S., as well as information about their family’s well-being and adoption-related experiences, including parents’ reasons for adoption and decisions about adoption type, adoption preparation, openness, and post-adoption service utilization. The survey’s main sample (N = 2,089) is nationally representative of adopted children in the U.S. ages 0-17, excluding step-parent adoptions. Foster care adoptions, international adoptions, and domestic adoptions from sources other than foster care can be distinguished in the data. A secondary sample focuses on adopted children with special health care needs (N of about 1,000). Public Use Files for the data have just been released for the main sample and will be available soon for the special needs sample. Data files and documentation are available on the web site of the National Center for Health Statistics (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsap.htm for the main sample and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsapcshcn.htm for the special needs sample). Federal publications using the data will be forthcoming during 2009 and 2010. In addition, the journal Adoption Quarterly has issued a call for papers using the data for an upcoming special double issue based on analyses of the NSAP. A fuller description of the survey and the Adoption Quarterly call for papers (which describes in more detail types of analyses that are possible with the data) is available at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/NSAP/index.shtml. We hope some of you will be interested in exploring these new data. Laura Radel Senior Social Science Analyst Division of Children and Youth Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 202-690-5938 Laura.Radel@hhs.gov

I thought information about the National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) might be of interest to participants on this listserve. The NSAP is the first large, nationally representative survey of adoptive families across adoption types. This survey about families’ adoption experiences was sponsored by several agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was fielded as a telephone survey during 2007-2008. The data set provides information on the health and well-being of adopted children in the U.S., as well as information about their family’s well-being and adoption-related experiences, including parents’ reasons for adoption and decisions about adoption type, adoption preparation, openness, and post-adoption service utilization. The survey’s main sample (N = 2,089) is nationally representative of adopted children in the U.S. ages 0-17, excluding step-parent adoptions. Foster care adoptions, international adoptions, and domestic adoptions from sources other than foster care can be distinguished in the data. A secondary sample focuses on adopted children with special health care needs (N of about 1,000). Public Use Files for the data have just been released for the main sample and will be available soon for the special needs sample. Data files and documentation are available on the web site of the National Center for Health Statistics (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsap.htm for the main sample and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsapcshcn.htm for the special needs sample). Federal publications using the data will be forthcoming during 2009 and 2010. In addition, the journal Adoption Quarterly has issued a call for papers using the data for an upcoming special double issue based on analyses of the NSAP. A fuller description of the survey and the Adoption Quarterly call for papers (which describes in more detail types of analyses that are possible with the data) is available at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/NSAP/index.shtml. We hope some of you will be interested in exploring these new data. Laura Radel Senior Social Science Analyst Division of Children and Youth Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 202-690-5938 Laura.Radelhhs.gov