“Senate Foreign Relations Committee Seeks Input From Adoptive Families”

It has come to our attention that there has been some confusion about the origin of the survey below.  To clarify, the survey was created and circulated at the request of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  As stated in the survey description below, results received by February 14th will be made available to the Committee, which is hosting an off-the-record roundtable on intercountry adoption with officials from the Department of State and Homeland Security and various stakeholders from the adoption community, including The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), on February 16th.  CCAI administered the online survey and is assisting in collecting the results.  To assist in ensuring that the survey reaches all possible audiences, Joint Council is distributing the survey through our partners and mailing lists.


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has provided adoptive families and service providers a unique opportunity to directly inform U.S. government policy makers on the process of intercountry adoption.  The Committee has released a survey, the results of which will  inform policy makers on adoptive families’ experiences when interacting with U.S. government officials during the intercountry adoption process.   The survey seeks to collect responses from adoptive families, potential adoptive families and adoption service providers. Data from this survey will be used to help identify areas of possible improvement within the current process. All questions should be answered based on your personal experience with U.S. government officials (not with your adoption agency representative). Your candid answers are appreciated. The responses will be consolidated and presented in a cumulative format. No personal identifying information will be included or divulged.

Results received by February 14 at 5:00pm will be made available to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for use in an upcoming roundtable on intercountry adoption. The survey will remain open until March 1.

If you are an adoptive parent or prospective adoptive parent, please use the following link:


If you represent an adoption agency, please use the following link:


Thank you for your time and participation.

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