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Meeting the Mental Health and Developmental Needs of Adopted Children

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

Noting the significantly higher risk of medical and psychological issues for children adopted from the child welfare system and abroad, this paper – which represents the first phase of the institute’s Adoptive Parent Preparation Project – outlines the basic principles, key issues and methods forming best-practice standards regarding the preparation and education of adoptive parents. It finds that adoption agencies vary greatly in how much information they give adoptive parents, and that post-adoption support often comes from community programs that are inadequately prepared to address post-adoption issues. The institute calls for the ongoing education and training of adoption professionals and community-based mental health professionals. Free, 18 pages. (212)-925-4089, http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/publications/2008_02_Parent_Preparation.pdf.

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