Attention Adult Adoptees:

Dorothy Kelleher is a 4th year doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). She is conducting a research study that she hopes will provide support and guidance for families raising transracial adoptees. The research will focus on adult transracial adoptees' perspectives of the ways their parents dealt with matters of race.

Dorothy  is looking for participants who will complete brief survey and engage in a hour-long discussion with this interviewer.
In order to qualify for this study participants must:
1.      Be over 21 years of age
2.      Have been adopted at age 2 or younger
3.      Identify as non-white
4.      Have at least one white adoptive parent

If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact Dorothy at 617-863-7565 or via email at transracialadoptionstudy@gmail.com.


Biofeedback Study 
Research at The Trauma Center for children ages 6-12 who have had two or more traumatic experiences. 
Click here for details.


Individual & Relational well-being of same-sex couples who are legally married, in a civil union or registered as domestic partners
Your participation in this research is completely voluntary and anonymous. To participate please, click on the link to the online survey below. This will bring you to a webpage with more information about the study. If after reading this information you decide to participate you will be lead to an online survey. This survey should take between 45-60 minutes to complete.

For further information regarding this research or the results of the study, click HERE.


The Transition to Adoptive Parenthood Project (TAPP), Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D., Department of Psychology Clark University
The Transition to Adoptive Parenthood Project is aimed at exploring the transition to adoptive parenthood in a diverse group of families. They are asking you to help them understand your experiences as you prepare to become, and then become, parents. For example, What things make this transition easier or harder? What are your feelings about the adoption process? What are the expected and unexpected challenges and joys that you face? Your participation is very much needed and appreciated. Couples who participate in this project will be interviewed individually either in person or by phone during the preadoption period, and then again three months after the adoption. As a token of appreciation, you will be paid for your participation in this project.

Please contact Abbie Goldberg through her website at www.clarku.edu/faculty/goldberg for more information.

The events listed above are either sponsored by MARE or by other organizations. MARE is not responsible for changes made to the event listings for other organizations. For each event, please note the sponsoring organization and appropriate contact to direct questions and comments. For any MARE event, please call 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176 for more information.

If you would like to post an event on the MARE website, please click here. Please note that MARE will review submissions and only post applicable events.




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