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Dec/Jan 2003Vol. 3, No. 10Project Building Understanding Looking for Participants

Pact, An Adoption Alliance, is currently looking for participants for Project Building Understanding, a research study to examine the experiences and challenges of transracial and inracial (adopting within your own race) adoptive families. Project Building Understanding is funded as an Adoption Opportunities grant from the Children's Bureau through the end of 2005. Outcomes from the study will be used to help create and target resources for transracial and inracial adoptive families. Interim reports on study results should be available by the end of 2003.

Participants in the study will be asked to complete two forms: a simple demographic form and a detailed questionnaire. The forms should take no more than 2 hours to complete. As a thank-you, participants will be given a reference guide to books for children and adults about family, adoption, and race, and a $15 gift certificate for books.

For more information about the study, or to participate, visit the Project Building Understanding website at or call (800) 750-7590.