Thanks to all of you who have taken part in my research project – Sisters from the Society of Secrets and Lies. I am very pleased with the results thus far and believe it will result in a great senior honors thesis. For decades, the only thing known by the public about women who lost their children to adoption were the theories written by adoption professionals. This is an opportunity for individual mothers to tell their story.
There is still room for more participants in my study. If your child was lost to adoption between the years 1950 – 1979, please consider taking part in this study and tell your story. Also, please feel free to forward the link to any other support groups you might be a part of.
There are 99 questions in the survey, many multiple choice. There is a field in every section to give you a chance to write as much as you need to explain your answers. Please note that this study is NOT about search and reunion (although there are questions relating to both). The primary focus of this study is who and why adoption was “chosen”, pregnancy, labor/delivery (including how hospital staff members responded to you) and post-surrender issues. I realize that although most were sent to a maternity or work home, some stayed home or with relatives. Feel free to skip any questions that do not apply to your situation.
The link to the survey is here : Please note that no identifying information is asked. You have the opportunity to enter an alias
Gwinnetta Malone Crowell