II. Development of adopted children with histories of early adversity

Femmie Juffer*, Jesús Palacios, Lucy Le Mare, Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke, Wendy Tieman, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Panayiota Vorria, Marinus H. van Ijzendoorn, Frank C. Verhulst

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This chapter first presents a review of research on the development of adopted children, focusing on meta-analytic evidence and highlighting comparisons between adopted children with and without histories of early adversity. Some methodological issues arising from this literature are considered as well. Second, 7 longitudinal studies of adopted children's development are described, and the convergence of findings across the longitudinal studies and with the cross-sectionally based meta-analytic evidence is discussed. Third, the role of the adoptive family in supporting adopted children's development is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-61
Number of pages31
JournalMonographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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