Researchers at the University of East Anglia are conducting a study which will provide a new understanding of the lived experiences and needs of adopted people who are now parents, and of adoptive parents, who are now grandparents. It will inform support to help adopted young people to prepare for parenthood, promote their resilience, and support them as parents.
There is no specific research about the experiences and support needs of adopted people who are parents, even though there is evidence that up to half of such individuals may have psychological vulnerabilities as they move into adult life. Neither have the experiences of adoptive parents as grandparents been studied.
The team at UEA are still looking for participants (adoptees who are now parents and adopters who are now grandparents). You can find out more here.