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The New Families Study

Do you live in the USA? Take part in a ground-breaking study! And receive a $75 Amazon gift token!

Will you take part in a ground-breaking study?

If you and your partner have a child, 3 to 9 years old, who was conceived through assisted reproduction, we would like to invite you to take part in the New Families Study. The New Families Study is looking for families headed by same-sex couples who live in the USA.

Why are we doing this study?

The study will examine parenting and child development in families made possible by assisted reproduction (surrogacy, DI, IVF, etc.). We hope to broaden public and professional understanding of diversity in family life and inform legislators and policy makers around the world about the needs of new families.

What does taking part involve?

We would like to interview you and your partner about your family life and give you short questionnaires to fill out. We also invite you and your partner to each take part in a play task with your child. As a token of our appreciation, your family will receive a $75 gift card.

We are talking to families from all over the US over skype. If you live in New York, or LA, we have US-based researchers who can come and see you in your home. 

Will taking part be kept confidential?

Yes – taking part and anything you say during the visit will be kept strictly confidential. The identity of your family will be known only to members of the research team. No information that would make you identifiable will ever be published.

How do I find out more about the study?

If you would like to take part or learn more about our study, please email Thank you!

Please click here to download the New Families flyer.