About us Research Research we support From being adopted to becoming a parent: when adopted people become parents and adopters become grandparents 2018-2020 Researchers at the University of East Anglia are conducting a study which will provide a new understanding of the lived experiences and needs of adopted people who are now parents, and of adoptive parents, who are now grandparents. It will inform support to help adopted young people to prepare for parenthood, promote their resilience, and support them as parents. There is no specific research about the experiences and support needs of adopted people who are parents, even though there is evidence that up to half of such individuals may have psychological vulnerabilities as they move into adult life. Neither have the experiences of adoptive parents as grandparents been studied. The team at UEA are still looking for participants (adoptees who are now parents and adopters who are now grandparents in England and Wales). You can find out more here. The Stay Calm projectThis project aims to broaden understanding of emotional outbursts in children and young people, recognising that such outbursts can be a significant problem for some families and are prevalent in children who have experienced past trauma. Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed the Emotional Outburst Questionnaire to be completed by parents and caregivers, looking at characteristics of emotional outbursts in more detail than other existing measures. You can complete the questionnaire here. Large Sibling Group Adoption Research Study - find out more here Other Research Adoption UK has supported: Shared Parental Leave Marginalised Families Online project Research on siblings relationships post-adoption 2017 Social Outcomes and Early Life Experiences Summary of Findings Summer 2017 Cohort Study Report - Improving early placement success for adopted children and their families Survey by the National Academy for Parenting Research, and the National Adoption and Fostering Service, to gather adopters’ experiences of mental health support Permanence for disabled children and young people through foster care and adoption Beyond the Adoption Order: challenges, interventions and adoption disruption University of Manchester SOCiAL study on adopted children's mental health needs Cardiff University study on adoption support services in Wales.