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Children in Adoptive Families: Overview and Update

Children in Adoptive Families: Overview and Update RESEARCH UPDATE REVIEW Children in Adoptive Families: Overview and Update STEVEN L. NICKMAN, M.D., ALVIN A. ROSENFELD, M.D., PAUL FINE, M.D., JAMES C. MACINTYRE, M.D., DANIEL J. PILOWSKY, M.D., RUTH-ARLENE HOWE, J.D., ANDRE DERDEYN, M.D., MAYU BONOAN GONZALES, M.D., LINDA FORSYTHE, M.D., AND SALLY A. SVEDA, M.D. ABSTRACT Objective: To summarize the past 10 years of published research concerning the 2% of American children younger than 18 years old who are adoptees. Method: Review recent literature on developmental influences, placement outcome, psy- chopathology, and treatment. Results: Adoption carries developmental opportunities and risks. Many adoptees have re- markably good outcomes, but some subgroups have difficulties. Traditional infant, international, and transracial adoptions may complicate adoptees’ identity formation. Those placed after infancy may have developmental delays, attachment dis- turbances, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Useful interventions include preventive counseling to foster attachment, postadoption supports, focused groups for parents and adoptees, and psychotherapy. Conclusions: Variables specific to adoption affect an adopted child’s developmental trajectory. Externalizing, internalizing, attachment, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may arise. Child and adolescent psychiatrists can assist both adoptive parents and children. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2005;44(10):987–995. Key Words: adoption, placement, foster care, attachment, parenting. Adoption has changed in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Wolters Kluwer Health

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Copyright © 2005 by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
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0890-8567
DOI
10.1097/01.chi.0000174463.60987.69
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16175103
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RESEARCH UPDATE REVIEW Children in Adoptive Families: Overview and Update STEVEN L. NICKMAN, M.D., ALVIN A. ROSENFELD, M.D., PAUL FINE, M.D., JAMES C. MACINTYRE, M.D., DANIEL J. PILOWSKY, M.D., RUTH-ARLENE HOWE, J.D., ANDRE DERDEYN, M.D., MAYU BONOAN GONZALES, M.D., LINDA FORSYTHE, M.D., AND SALLY A. SVEDA, M.D. ABSTRACT Objective: To summarize the past 10 years of published research concerning the 2% of American children younger than 18 years old who are adoptees. Method: Review recent literature on developmental influences, placement outcome, psy- chopathology, and treatment. Results: Adoption carries developmental opportunities and risks. Many adoptees have re- markably good outcomes, but some subgroups have difficulties. Traditional infant, international, and transracial adoptions may complicate adoptees’ identity formation. Those placed after infancy may have developmental delays, attachment dis- turbances, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Useful interventions include preventive counseling to foster attachment, postadoption supports, focused groups for parents and adoptees, and psychotherapy. Conclusions: Variables specific to adoption affect an adopted child’s developmental trajectory. Externalizing, internalizing, attachment, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may arise. Child and adolescent psychiatrists can assist both adoptive parents and children. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2005;44(10):987–995. Key Words: adoption, placement, foster care, attachment, parenting. Adoption has changed in

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Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 1, 2005

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