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Family Experiences After International Adoption (VF-ADIN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03646838
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 24, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 24, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier St Anne

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the types of experiences faced by families in France who have adopted a child internationally. In addition, internationally adopted adolescents are invited to respond to questions about their own personal experiences.

Condition or disease
Discrimination, Racial

Detailed Description:
Microaggressions, or "unintended discrimination" related to adoption have been widely investigated in the USA. These microaggressions may relate to both adoptive status and country of origin, or both. However, the prevalence and qualitative characteristics of these events have been seldom studied in other countries. Differences in cultural norms and practices among countries might influence the type and frequency of microaggressions experienced by adopted children and their families. Brief anonymous questionnaires devised to elicit personal experiences related to microaggressions will be distributed by 4 clinical services serving this population (3 pediatric, 1 child psychiatric) and by 2 large adoptive family support networks to adoptive parents in France. Frequencies and relations between experience of micro-aggressions and other variables will be analyzed.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Family Experiences After International Adoption
Actual Study Start Date : November 22, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 31, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Adoption




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number and type of micro-aggressions experienced by French families who have adopted internationally [ Time Frame: parents respond to a questionnaire at a single time point, regarding their experience. Participation is hence limited to the 30 minutes required to complete the questionnaire. ]
    Parents will respond to a questionnaire regarding their experiences of micro-aggressions as an adoptive family in France, enumerating the types of discrimination (if any) they have encountered, in what context or environment this occurred, and their feelings in response to these experiences. The types of micro-aggressions could include hearing derogatory comments about adoption in general, their child's country of origin or appearance, etc. Parents may also experience well-meaning but uninformed comments ("how much did she cost?") which are also experienced as micro-aggressions. Simple frequency statistics enumerating these experiences will be compiled. These will be compared to basic demographic indicators such as the country of origin of the child, the child's age at adoption, the child's current age, the time interval since adoption, etc.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number and type of micro-aggressions experienced by internationally adopted adolescents in France [ Time Frame: Adolescents respond to a questionnaire at a single time point, regarding their experiences as an adopted person in France. Participation is hence limited to the 30 minutes required to complete the questionnaire. ]
    Adolescents will respond to a questionnaire regarding their experiences of micro-aggressions as adopted individuals in France, enumerating the types of discrimination (if any) they have encountered, in what context or environment this occurred, and their feelings in response to these experiences. The types of micro-aggressions could include hearing derogatory comments about adoption in general, their country of origin or appearance, etc. Adolescents may also experience well-meaning but uninformed comments ("why did your real parents abandon you?") which are also experienced as micro-aggressions. Simple frequency statistics enumerating these experiences will be compiled. These will be compared to basic demographic indicators such as their country of origin, their age at adoption, their current age, the time interval since adoption, etc.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adoptive parents, regardless of the age of their children, as well as adolescents who have been adopted internationally, directly.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Parents :

  1. Parents of an internationally adopted child, whose placement occurred at least 6 months ago
  2. Willing and able to complete a questionnaire

Adolescents :

  1. Internationally adopted adolescents who were placed at least 6 months ago
  2. Willing and able to complete a questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

Parents :

1. Unwilling or unable to complete the questionnaire

Adolescents :

  1. Parents are unwilling for child to participate
  2. Child is unwilling to participate
  3. Unable to understand the questions

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03646838


Contacts
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Contact: Marie Odile MD PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS 0145657499 ext 33 perousedemontclos@ch-sainte-anne.fr
Contact: Laurie MD MILLER 0612222628 ext 33

Locations
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France
Hospital Enfants CHU du BOCAGE Recruiting
Dijon, France
Contact: Jean-Vital MD DE MONLEON       jvm@chu-dijon.fr   
Hospital SAINTE ANNE Recruiting
Paris, France, 75014
Contact: Marie Odile MD PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS       perousedemontclos@ch-sainte-anne.fr   
Contact: Laurie MD MILLER         
Hospital NECKER Recruiting
Paris, France, 75015
Contact: Frédéric MD SORGE       afreds@gmail.com   
Hospital MIGNOT Recruiting
Versailles, France, 78000
Contact: Anne MD DE TRUCHIS       coca.versailles@yahoo.fr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier St Anne
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Marie Odile MD PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS Hospital SAINTE ANNE

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier St Anne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03646838     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D17-P16
First Posted: August 24, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 24, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier St Anne:
International adoption
Family experiences
Adolescents
France