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The ‘Quiet Migration’: Challenges for Families with Children Adopted Internationally

Misca, Gabriela ORCID: (2014) The ‘Quiet Migration’: Challenges for Families with Children Adopted Internationally. In: Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World. Wiley, Oxford, pp. 288-301. ISBN 9781119971030 Online: 9781118320990

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This chapter considers the impact of inter-country adoptions (ICA) as a global phenomenon on families who adopt children from abroad. Some of the early outcome studies of ICA are reviewed, with particular focus on the findings from the research on Romanian children adopted abroad during the 1990s. The messages from research on the challenges encountered by families with children adopted internationally highlights the fact that international adoptions overall are successful, with very low breakdown rates. Such success is guaranteed by the strong commitment of adoptive parents, since international adoptees are a high-risk group of children who need high levels of support. Therefore, service implications in terms of health, mental health and educational support need to be considered in relation to inter-country adoptees. There remains a distinct lack of knowledge, and of evidence-based practice, regarding the interventions which are best suited to the needs of these children.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: inter-country adoption, Romanian orphans, children at risk of developmental delay, child adjustment post-adoption, evidence-based practice in inter-country adoption, post-adoption support, migration of children, adoption, early deprivation, adoption policies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Gabriela Misca
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:02

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