Gender Diverse Parents Study

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If you participated in the original study, please think about completing the follow up survey!

What is the study about?

Are you a gender diverse parent? Would you be willing to answer some confidential questions about your life and about your family? The purpose of this study is to examine the many ways families headed by gender diverse parents have been created, explore how families function, and learn about the relationship between partners.

The study consists of an online survey and will take approximately 20-40 minutes of your time. To qualify for the study you have to identify as a non-cisgender/trans*/gender non-conforming/gender diverse parent and have a least one child of any age, this child can be biological, adopted, foster, step, etc. The original study has been approved by the Pennsylvania State University IRB #STUDY00005115.

If you and/or your partner are interested in participating in the follow up study please contact Samantha Tornello (Principal Investigator) via email or CLICK HERE. She will send you a web link that you can use to access the study.

Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear about your family soon!

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Who is conducting this study?

Dr. Tornello is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She received her MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her research primarily focuses on family, parenting, and children's development.

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