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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

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date March 20, 2018
First Posted Date August 24, 2018
Last Update Posted Date August 24, 2018
Actual Study Start Date November 22, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date January 31, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: August 23, 2018)
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.
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: August 23, 2018)
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.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Family Experiences After International Adoption
Official Title Family Experiences After International Adoption
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.
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.
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
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.
Condition Discrimination, Racial
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: August 23, 2018)
1200
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date January 31, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date January 31, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility 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
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 11 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts
Contact: Marie Odile MD PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS 0145657499 ext 33 perousedemontclos@ch-sainte-anne.fr
Contact: Laurie MD MILLER 0612222628 ext 33
Listed Location Countries France
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT03646838
Other Study ID Numbers D17-P16
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Centre Hospitalier St Anne
Study Sponsor Centre Hospitalier St Anne
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marie Odile MD PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS Hospital SAINTE ANNE
PRS Account Centre Hospitalier St Anne
Verification Date August 2018