Adoption-Related Psychological Issues
- Adoption -- AACAP Facts for Families Brochure #15
- Common Clinical Issues Among Adoptees Who Have Received Psychological Treatment From the library at adoption.com, which has much, much more
- Forums.adoption.com Ongoing discussions for adoptees, parents of special needs children, adoption professionals, women with unplanned pregnancies, more
- Newborn Adoption: The Lifelong Psychological Matrix Column Editor, Marcy L. Axness "Adoption is not a simplistic happy, "everybody wins" situation, as it tends to be portrayed in our culture."
- Overview of Survey Results on the Psychological Adjustment of Adult Adoptees by David Cubito, Psy.D. July, 1999. "Taken together, the results indicate that adult adoptees tend to report higher levels of maladjustment than nonadoptees but they are by no means a pathological group."
- Psychological Disability in Women who Relinquish a Baby for Adoption by Dr. John T. Condon, originally from the Medical Journal of Australia, Vol 144 Feb 3 1986. Now at "keepyourbaby.com" (as well as "exiledmothers.com")
- Psychological Effects of Adoption A site which argues it is psychologically harmful to keep records closed to adoptees
- What psychological effects does a closed adoption have on the adoptee? By John Friel, Ph.D. "We believe that human beings have a built-in desire to connect with their birth parents" (on iparentingadoption.com, a site for parents of adopted children)
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