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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
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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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Laurent, Heidemarie K.; Leve, Leslie D.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M.; Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Fisher, Philip A.; Marceau, Kristine; Harold, Gordon T.; Reiss, David – Child Development, 2013
Child hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) activity was investigated as a moderator of parental depressive symptom effects on child behavior in an adoption sample ("n" = 210 families). Adoptive parents' depressive symptoms and child internalizing and externalizing were assessed at 18, 27, and 54 months, and child morning and evening HPA…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Depression (Psychology), Parent Influence, Child Behavior
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Grotevant, Harold D.; Rueter, Martha; Von Korff, Lynn; Gonzalez, Christopher – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2011
Background: This study examined the relation between three variables related to adoptive family relationships (post-adoption contact between adoptive and birth family members, adoption communicative openness, and satisfaction with contact) and adoptee externalizing behavior in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Method: The study included 190…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Adolescents, Adoption, Behavior Problems
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Coons, Kelly D.; Watson, Shelley L.; Yantzi, Nicole M.; Schinke, Robert J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Our aim in this paper is to build upon the experience of family adaptation and to describe one unique stressor experienced by adoptive parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) that may hinder successful family adaptation. Method: Fifty-one adoptive parents of children with FASD from 36 families in Ontario,…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Clinical Diagnosis, Family Relationship
Fogle, Lyn Wright – Multilingual Matters, 2012
This book examines how Russian-speaking adoptees in three US families actively shape opportunities for language learning and identity construction in everyday interactions. By focusing on a different practice in each family (i.e. narrative talk about the day, metalinguistic discourse or languaging, and code-switching), the analyses uncover…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Socialization, Language Acquisition
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Samek, Diana R.; Rueter, Martha A. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2011
Previous research has demonstrated the protective effect of family and sibling closeness on child adjustment, but fewer studies have investigated how closeness is promoted within families. Guided by Family Communication Patterns Theory, we tested the association between family communication and sibling emotional and behavioral closeness, and…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Correlation, Social Behavior, Structural Equation Models
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Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Leve, Leslie D.; Harold, Gordon T.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Ganiban, Jody; Scaramella, Laura V.; Reiss, David – Child Development, 2013
This investigation examined the mutual influences between structured parenting and child social wariness during toddlerhood using a longitudinal adoption design. The sample consisted of 361 adoption-linked families, each including an adopted child, adoptive parents, and a birth mother. Heightened social wariness in children at age 18 months…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Toddlers, Inhibition, Adoption
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Fogle, Lyn Wright – Language Policy, 2013
Family language policy refers to explicit and overt decisions parents make about language use and language learning as well as implicit processes that legitimize certain language and literacy practices over others in the home. Studies in family language policy have emphasized the ways in which family-internal processes are shaped by and shape…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multiple Literacies, Language Usage, Interviews
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Pryor, Christin; Pettinelli, J. Douglas – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The international adoption entrance story is an unexplored topic in the adoption literature. The stories that families tell of beginning life with their new children has important implications for the development of an autobiographical narrative of an adopted child. A coherent autobiographical narrative is vital for healthy childhood development.…
Descriptors: Adoption, Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Child Development
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Houston, Doris M.; Kramer, Laurie – Child Welfare, 2008
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which agency and nonagency supportive resources contributed to the stability and well-being of 34 newly adoptive families over 3-years. Results revealed significant pre- to postadoption declines in families' contact and satisfaction with formal and informal helping resources. Greater…
Descriptors: Placement, Followup Studies, Adoption, Foster Care
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Hinterlong, James; Ryan, Scott – Gerontologist, 2008
Purpose: There is a dearth of research on older adoptive parents caring for minor children, despite a growing number of such adoptions finalized each year. This study offers a large-scale investigation of adoptive families headed by older parents. We describe these families and explore how preadoptive kinship between the adoptive parent and the…
Descriptors: Placement, Family Relationship, Parents, Adoption
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Rushton, Alan; Grant, Margaret; Feast, Julia; Simmonds, John – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: While studies of ex-orphanage care show adverse effects on development, the longer-term impact on mid-life psychosocial functioning and physical health has not been established. Methods: Orphanage records provided baseline data on a sample of 100 Hong Kong Chinese girls who were subsequently adopted into the UK. A mid-life follow-up…
Descriptors: Adoption, Residential Institutions, Placement, Mental Health
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Farr, Rachel H. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Controversy continues to surround parenting by lesbian and gay (LG) adults and outcomes for their children. As sexual minority parents increasingly adopt children, longitudinal research about child development, parenting, and family relationships is crucial for informing such debates. In the psychological literature, family systems theory contends…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Parents, Longitudinal Studies, Adoption
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