The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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The Rudd Adoption Research Program is located within the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Our mission is to advance knowledge about the psychology of adoption through original research; mentor the next generation of adoption-competent researchers; engage with community partners to incubate and evaluate innovative programs that have potential for national impact; and provide research-based information to influence practice and policy at agency, state, federal, and international levels. Learn more about the program

Major initiatives of the Rudd Chair are detailed in these pages - We invite your engagement!


Virtual Conference 2020-2021

Adopted Adults: Connections Across Generations

Our program committee has been hard at work developing a re-imagined virtual version of the Rudd Adoption Research Program conference. We are committed to sharing the valuable content of the previously planned in-person program and are excited to share with the vision of the virtual conference.