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Characteristics of Parenting Stress of Couples Who Have Adopted Internationally

The purpose of this research study is to learn more about parenting stress. This study is being conducted by the International Adoption Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital. For this voluntary study both you and your spouse will be asked to access the anonymous on-line survey.

There are two questionnaires a 17 question demographic information sheet and a 120 question Parenting Stress Index. The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time.

I want to let you know that your participation in this study is voluntary and that you may stop answering the questions at anytime by closing your web browser. All of the information from this study will be strictly confidential and no information that specifically identifies you or your child will be recorded. If you decline enrollment or if you stop answering questions, it will in no way influence your child's current or future care at the International Adoption Center or at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

In addition, if you have any questions about this study you may contact Christine Narad, (pediatric nurse practitioner at the International Adoption Center and Doctorate of Nursing Practice student at Case Western Reserve University) at 703-970-2651.

If you would like additional information about your rights as a participant in a research study, contact the Institutional Review Board (committee that reviews research) at 703-776-3167.

By clicking the YES button below, you are confirming that you have read the above information and understand that this is entirely voluntary and that you are voluntarily giving consent to participate in this anonymous study.

If you choose YES we will ask you for your email in order to send you a randomly generated, anonyomous access code that both you and your spouse must use. This code is only so that we may compare you and your spouses responses but will in no way be linked back to your email or to either of you. If you loose this code we will not be able to give you this code and we will need to assign you another randomly generated code.

If you click NO you are confirming that you do not wish to participate in this study.



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