Mental Health in adoptees (Park, Madison. “Adopted Children at Greater…
Mental Health in adoptees
Park, Madison. “Adopted Children at Greater Risk for Mental Health Disorders.” CNN, Cable News Network, 14 Apr. 2010, www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/04/13/children.adoption.mental.health/index.html.
Children who are adopted are at a higher risk for mental health disorders
Children who are adopted may be at elevated risk for mental health disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, major depression and separation anxiety disorders, according to a wide body of research.
infant adoptees have a lower risk
The longer a child has been institutionalized increases the potential for behavioral and other problems
I plan on showing that this is a big name journal article and so it shows it's importance
Families have to be ready to seek help
"Families that adopt kids from Russia and elsewhere need to be prepared for the possibility that the child is going to come with problems like this or other problems," Marion said. "If that's the case, they need to know to ask for help and help needs to be available for them."
Presseau, Candice, Cirleen DeBlaere, and Linh P Luu. “Discrimination and Mental Health in Adult Transracial Adoptees: Can Parents Foster Preparedness?” American journal of orthopsychiatry. 89.2 (2019): 192–200. Web.
transracial adoptees were expected to have more mental health issues
A study of adolescent and young adult internationally adopted persons in Canada indicated rates of lifetime racial discrimination of 85% and 82% among males and females,
racial issues do effect mental health
Generally, the pattern of relations between perceived discrimination and mental health for this sample was consistent with prior research. In partial support of the first hypothesis, perceived discrimination was positively associated with psychological distress across all analyses.
relationship between racial discrimination and mental health
the transracial adoption paradox, as it is termed by Lee (2003), consists of a set of contradictory experiences that occur as individuals who are members of racial minority groups in society are raised by parents who are members of the white majority culture
Helps to show adoptee mental health is effective
Barroso, Raquel, et al. "Psychological Adjustment in Intercountry and Domestic Adopted Adolescents: A Systematic Review: C & A C & A." Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal 34.5 (2017): 399-418. ProQuest. 26 Feb. 2020 .
adoptees manifested more psychological adjustment problems, showing a higher probability of needing mental health professionals
helps to show that adoptees need more help adapting
adoptees can show more behavioral issues
when compared to their non adopted peers , in general, adopted adolescents presented more behavior problems...
Sonuga-Barke, Edmund, et al. "Child-to-Adult Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Trajectories After Early Life Deprivation: The Young Adult Follow-Up of the Longitudinal English and Romanian Adoptees Study." The Lancet 389.10078 (2017): 1539-48. ProQuest. 26 Feb. 2020 .
being left in an institution for to long could have long term effects
Many individuals in the group who experienced more than 6 months of deprivation had symptoms of multiple problems
This helps to show it is a problem all around the world
early institutional deprivation can cause impairment
our finding that early institutional deprivation is associated with a pervasive pattern of long term impairment and burden is relevant to the health and wellbeing of the very large number of children worldwide still exposed to depriving and neglectful conditoins
longer exposure shows results of more mental health issues
Romanian adoptees exposed to more than 6 months in an institution (n=98 at ages 6 years; n=72 at young adulthood) had persistently higher rates than UK controls of symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, disinhibited social engagement, and inattention and overactivity through to young adulthood (pooled p<0·0001 for all).
“4 Resources for Raising Your Child Post Adoption.” Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, www.davethomasfoundation.org/4-resources-to-raising-your-child-post-adoption/.
not all that great
not all roses and sunshine
show how you have to take important things into consideration when adopting
Helping foster and adoptive families cope with trauma, strengthening your forever family, post-adoption services work in many ways, and finding and using post adoption services
also may experience painful mental or physical health effects
What Does "Special Needs" Mean in Adoption.
National council for adoption, 26 Jul.2017,
. Accessed 16 Mar 2020
some states give the broader term
Arkansas and District of Columbia
pay attention to what is happening and the problems that might pop up later in life
international there isn't a definition
Within intercountry adoption there are also variations in the way a special needs adoption is defined, but a significant number of children who are adopted internationally have needs that are defined as special needs in their country of origin.
special needs can be a broad term
A special need in adoption could include something like a developmental or physical delay, could describe that a child is part of a sibling group that ideally would be placed together, or is older and considered to need placement sooner.
background on adoption, addiction prevention in adopted children, signs and symptoms of mental health issues, treatment and support fro parents
when adopting you should do your research and know that not everything is going to be happy days
A child struggling with any depressive, anxiety, conduct, or attention disorder will usually require a multifaceted treatment plan to address behavior and emotional stability at home, at school, and in social settings.
In many ways, however, adoptive parents must be prepared for things that birth parents do not typically worry about
“Understanding the Relationship Between Adoption & Mental Health Issues.” Swift River Rehab Center, 31 Oct. 2017, www.swiftriver.com/adoption-mental-health-issues/.
age, where, conditions of foster home, open or close adoption, and mental illness in biological families
be ready for adoptees to need help and be ready and accepting
self esteem, anxiety, depression, self harm, behavioral issues, and difficulty building meaningful relationships
Research has found that adopted children are at risk for suffering from mental health disorders