Welcome to the Family
YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED!
In late August, we will launch the North Dakota Permanency Survey. The survey will help build knowledge to be used to improve the experiences of families formed through guardianship or adoption.
Your participation is voluntary and confidential. Throughout this survey, we will be asking about children who joined your family through adoption or guardianship. You will have the option to answer the survey questions about as many of your children as you choose. All responses will be de-identified and combined with responses from other parents and guardians completing the survey. The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services, the ND Post Adopt Network, and the University of North Dakota adapted this survey from a survey that was created by the Vermont Department for Children and Families, Lund, the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation, the University of Vermont, and The University of Texas-Austin. The survey was developed to help us learn from the experiences of families formed through adoption or guardianship by:
- Understanding the strengths of families that are doing well
- Understanding what type of services or supports families prefer
- Understanding when and how best to support families
- Making services and supports easier to access
- Identifying and resolving challenges families have in getting the help they need
One parent/caregiver per family is welcome to complete the survey. At the end of the survey, you will be directed to a link where you can claim a $10 gift card as a thank you for your time.
Questions about the survey should be directed to:
”All I needed was for someone to really hear me.A North Dakota Mom
”Thank you for asking the hard questions and teaching us a new way of parenting.A North Dakota Dad
”Meeting other adoptive families has been a life saver!A North Dakota Family
”Because of this service, our family is together. THANK YOU!A North Dakota Mom