Who are the researchers and what is the research about? My name is Georgia Corrie and I am a Music Therapy postgraduate student in the Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol. I am completing this research for my MA in Music Therapy dissertation project. I am conducting some research on adoptive parents with an adopted child 3 years or under. The research will focus on how music is naturally used by adoptive parents to support the attachment process in young children.

I am interested in parents who do/do not have children with special needs, international or national adoptions and parents who see themselves as musical or not.What does participation involve? You are invited to participate in a qualitative interview – a qualitative interview is a ‘conversation with a purpose’; you will be asked to answer questions in your own words. The questions will cover how your child is within the family, any musical activities you naturally engage in with them and how music is/is not used more broadly to support expression in family life.

The interview will be audio recorded and I will transcribe (type-up) the interview for the purposes of analysis.On the day of the interview, I will ask you to read and sign a consent form. You will also be asked to complete a short demographic questionnaire. This is for me to gain a sense of who is taking part in the research. I will discuss what is going to happen in the interview and you will be given an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. You will be given another opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview.Who can participate? Adoptive parents with a child aged 0-3 years.

To take part or for more information, please contact Georgia on [email protected]

Thanks, Adoption UK