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Foster care adoption attitudes research
The 2013 National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey was commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to better understand Americans’ attitudes about adoption. The Foundation partnered with Harris Interactive to survey more than 1,400 American adults online. Similar surveys were conducted in 2007 and 2002.
In the United States, there are more than 100,000 children in the foster care system available for adoption and 30,000 age out of the foster care system every year without families. Understanding Americans’ perceptions about adoption is important to finding a safe, loving and permanent family for every child. We are addressing the myths and misperceptions that Americans have about foster care adoption, and by doing so, the Foundation can more effectively move children from foster care to the permanent and nurturing families we promised them.
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids research
Click here to view the Fact Sheet
Click here to view the Executive Summary
Click here to view the Evaluation Report Summary
Click here to view the Program Description and Implementation Technical Report
Click here to view the Impact Findings Technical Report
Click here to view the Parent Brief
Click here to view the Youth Brief
Click here to view the Guide to Child-Focused Recruitment
Click here to view the Policy Maker’s Guide
From Awareness to Action: DTFA Philanthropic Strategy
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s philanthropic strategy could someday provide a case study of how the private and public sectors can work together to develop innovative solutions to major social issues that neither sector can solve on its own. Download the report.