International Adoption Project

A major focus of the Gunnar Lab is the International Adoption Project (IAP). Through the IAP, our aim is to develop a clearer picture of the successes, challenges, and perhaps unmet needs of children who join their families through international adoption. This is a very rare opportunity! We will use the information we collect to better inform our community about international adoption. Our hope is that our research will aid families, agencies, and adoption professionals in helping children succeed.

A lot of our energy continues to go into developing the Parent and Adult Adoptee Registry. We want to give parents and adoptees the opportunity to join our registry and potentially participate in our research work. Currently the Parent Registry holds more than 5000 internationally adopted children. We are in the works of increasing the Adult Adoptee Registry. If you are interested in joining our registry please email us at or visit the International Adoption Project website.