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 our parent registry. We work with numerous adoption agencies throughout Minnesota to give parents the opportunity to join our registry and potentially participate in our future research. As of 2012, our registry holds more than 5000 internationally adopted children. If you are interested in joining our registry please email us at or complete our registration form.

For more information about the IAP, please visit our website.