Adult Adoptee Registry

The International Adoption Project (IAP) Adult Adoptee Registry provides adoptees the opportunity to potentially participate in our research work.

What is the IAP Adult Adoptee Registry?

The IAP Adult Adoptee Registry is a voluntary registry to connect adoptees who are of adult age in the international adoption community with research opportunities at the University of Minnesota. Joining the registry will not commit you to participate in any study. You have a choice on which study you want to participate in. Whether you are contacted will depend on certain criteria for a specific project.

Who can join the IAP Adult Adoptee Registry?

Individuals currently 18 years or older, who were internationally adopted in childhood can join the IAP Adult Adoptee Registry. You don’t have to live in MN to join. Adult adoptees interested in learning more about adoption research from the IAP are also encouraged to join.

Why join?

Researchers need people with international adoption experience to participate in all types of research. We want to know what’s important to you and what you think others should know. Your participation will guide researchers, families, and adoption professionals in developing knowledge about issues and concerns surrounding international adoption. Members receive our annual Gunnar Lab newsletter and emails periodically about research opportunities and events.


We work hard to keep your personal information private. All identifiable information about you will be replaced with a study code. To prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, all registry data will be stored electronically in a secure, encrypted, password-protected database. You will only be contacted by research studies that have been reviewed and approved by the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Human Subjects Institutional Review Board. You may remove your name from the registry at any time, however, information on you that has already been gathered and used by researchers cannot be taken back from them.