- 86% of women and 77% of men are open to single parent adoption;
- 73% of women and 62% of men are open to gay and lesbian couples adopting;
- 90% of women and 84% of men thought it was more socially acceptable to adopt across race than in the past;
- 97% thought adoption was a good option for people who are infertile;
- 17% of women and 34% of men thought adopted individuals struggle more than non-adopted individuals;
- 19% of women and 27% of men thought raising an adopted child is more difficult than raising biological children; and
- 17% of women and 35% of men thought it was better if the adopted child looked like the adoptive family.
Of the participants in the study:
- 66% knew someone who was adopted,
- 33% had considered adopting, and
- 21% knew someone who had placed a child for adoption.
The study was conducted to coincide with the release of a new show on the Oxygen network, "I'm Having Their Baby," which is about the experiences of women who place their child for adoption. The show premiered this past Monday.