Oral Bacteria Transmission from Mother to Child (Seeking Mothers with Adopted Children)

Official Title
Contribution of Genetics to Oral Bacterial Transmission from Mothers to Babies: a Study of Biologic and Adoptive Mother-Child Dyads

The purpose of this study is to determine how young children get normal mouth bacteria and how it might be passed from mother to child. Researchers want to compare the adoptive mother-child pairs with biologic mother-child pairs to see how closely the bacteria of each set of mothers match those of their children.

Could this study be right for you?

You are eligible for this study if:
- You are a mother with a child who was adopted at birth and is now between the ages of 3 months and 6 years

Age Range
1 and up