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Thursday17 April 2014

Adoption Research

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Office of Foster Care and Adoption
Provides objective, evidence-based resources, education, and training for professionals who work with adoptees and children in foster care as well as for birth, foster, and adoptive families. Collaborative relationships with UMass Medical School allow the center to incorporate current medical research on mental and physical health, foster care and adoption into its work with professionals and families.

The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
Private, non-profit center providing post-adoption counseling, training, education and consultation services to families, educators, child welfare staff and mental health providers in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. Programs focus on helping children from a variety of foster care and adoptive backgrounds receive the understanding and support they need to enable them to grow into successful, productive adults.

Dr. Abbie Goldberg, Clark University
Dr. Goldberg conducts research on parenthood, relationship quality and well-being in diverse families (adoptive parent families, lesbian/gay parent families). Clinical interests include adolescent mental health as well as substance abuse and dependence, particularly in the context of family. For more information, contact her at (508) 793-7289 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
Provides leadership to help improve adoption laws, policies and practices through sound research, education and advocacy.

Tufts University – Eliot Pearson Department of Child Development
Operates several leading research centers, institutes and special programs, including adoption-related research.