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Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M.; Harold, Gordon T.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Reiss, David; Leve, Leslie D. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
A plethora of studies with parents and children who are biologically related has shown that the family environment plays an important role in child development. However, scientists have long known that a rigorous examination of environmental effects requires research designs that go beyond studies of genetically linked family members. Harnessing…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Child Development, Environmental Influences, Siblings
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Goldberg, Abbie E.; Black, Kaitlin; Sweeney, Kristin; Moyer, April – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Little research has examined the experiences of lesbian/gay (LG) parent families or adoptive parent families in early childhood education settings. This study uses interview data to examine the perceptions and experiences of 45 lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples (90 individuals) with 10 adopted children with respect to their (1) openness with…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Adoption, Parents, Early Childhood Education
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Good, Gretchen A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This systematic literature review is an exploration of issues for adoptive families throughout the adoption process and into the various phases of the life of the adoptive family. Although there has been much recent research related to adoption, in general, very little adoption literature addresses the often unspoken needs of families who want to…
Descriptors: Adoption, Children, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
Frost, Reihonna L.; Goldberg, Abbie E. – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
Early childhood education is a time when children and their parents are learning about their roles in a school. This makes early childhood education a crucial time for developing strong parent-school relationships with diverse families including LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] parents, adoptive families, and multiracial…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Selwyn, Julie – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The study investigated whether sibling relationships influenced the outcomes of a sample of adoptive placements in England and Wales that had broken down postorder or were in crisis. Method: The study used secondary analysis drawing on in-depth interviews with 41 families who had experienced an adoption disruption and 42 families who…
Descriptors: Adoption, Sibling Relationship, Placement, Foreign Countries
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Paniagua, Carmen; Palacios, Jesús; Jiménez-Morago, Jesús M.; Rivera, Francisco – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The two goals of this article are the analysis of the duration of adoptive placements ending in breakdown and the role of age at placement in the breakdown experience. Method: All known cases of adoption breakdown during a whole decade in Andalusia, a Spanish region, were studied. Preadoption and formalized adoptions, domestic and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Placement, Foreign Countries, Role
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Rolock, Nancy; White, Kevin R.; Ocasio, Kerrie; Zhang, Lixia; MacKenzie, Michael J.; Fong, Rowena – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study examines foster care reentry after adoption, in Illinois and New Jersey. The provision of services and supports to adoptive families have garnered recent attention due to concern about the long-term stability of adoptive homes. Method: This study used administrative data to examine the pre-adoption characteristics associated…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Adoption, Family Environment, Children
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Langrehr, Kimberly J.; Yoon, Eunju; Hacker, Jason; Caudill, Kathy – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2015
This study used a consensual qualitative research method to explore the implications of transnational adoption in the lives of 12 adult Korean adoptees. From the analysis, 6 domains emerged: (a) adoption history and preadoptive memories, (b) meaning of adoption, (c) adoptive family dynamics, (d) racism, (e) identity formation, and (f) counseling…
Descriptors: Adoption, Qualitative Research, Adults, Korean Americans
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Fitzpatrick, Jacki; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin – Family Relations, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the ways in which family formation processes were presented in international children's adoption books. Guided by Pinderhughes' (1996) adoptive family development model, we conducted a content analysis for the representation of two developmental phases (anticipation and accommodation). A total…
Descriptors: Adoption, Childrens Literature, Books, Family Structure
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Kramer Ertel, Pamela A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
By implementing strategies described here, educators can be prepared to create an adoption-friendly environment for students and their families.
Descriptors: Adoption, Educational Environment, Family Involvement, Faculty Development
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Liu, Yanhong; Li, Dan; Xu, Yanqing – Professional Counselor, 2017
Indiscriminate friendliness (IF) is a prominent issue with children adopted from China to the United States. Through a mixed methods design, the authors explored four Chinese adoptees' experiences of IF within their real-life context, investigated potential factors associated with IF, and examined the IF-attachment relationship. This mixed methods…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Adoption, Case Studies
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Atkinson, Anne; Gonet, Patricia – Child Welfare, 2007
In-depth interviews with 500 adoptive families who received postadoption services through Virginia's Adoptive Family Preservation (AFP) program paint a richly detailed picture of the challenges adoptive families face and what they need to sustain adoption for many years after finalization. Findings document the need for support in a variety of…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adoption, Interviews, Family (Sociological Unit)
Bosch, Alvaro Capano; Massonnier, Natalie; González Tornaría, Maria del L. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2016
This article aims to do an analysis based on the opinion of primary school teachers on family models that are different from the traditional nuclear family. We worked with 60 teachers from Montevideo and the metropolitan area. They answered the Questionnaire: Teachers' Opinion on Family Diversity (CIDF for its Spanish acronym) (Morgado,…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Leslie, Leigh A.; Smith, Jocelyn R.; Hrapczynski, Katie M.; Riley, Debbie – Family Relations, 2013
Racial socialization protects minority adolescents from stress associated with racial discrimination. The process of racial socialization, however, may be challenging in transracial adoptive families. White parents may struggle with preparing their children for discrimination and fostering the development of racial pride. Thus, transracially…
Descriptors: Socialization, Racial Differences, Adoption, Racial Discrimination
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Grotevant, Harold D.; Lo, Albert Y. H.; Fiorenzo, Lisa; Dunbar, Nora D. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Adopted persons face special challenges in the development of identity, as aspects of their histories may be unknown, making it difficult to construct a coherent narrative linking past, present, and future. Extensive literature on adjustment outcomes for adopted persons indicates an elevated risk for adjustment problems. In this study, a low-risk…
Descriptors: Adoption, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, Young Adults
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