Adoption of Older Children

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  • Cederblad, M., Hook, B., Irhammar, M., Mercke, A., 1999. ‘Mental health in international adoptees as teenagers and young adults: An epidemiological study’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 40 (8): 1239-1248.
  • Clark, P., Thigpen, S., Moeller-Yates, A., 2006.  ‘Integrating the older/special needs adoptive child into the family’.Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 32 (2): 181-194.
  • Cox, E., 2004. Older Age Adoption – Walking the Tightrope: A Presentation by Barnados Find-a-Family. 8th Australian Adoption Conference on Adoption, 19-21 April, Adelaide.
  • Fisher, L., Ames, E.W., Chisholm, K., Savoie, L., 1997. ‘Problems reported by parents of Romanian orphans adopted to British Columbia’. International Journal of Behavioural Development 20 (1): 67-82.
  • Hoksbergen, R.A.C., 1997. ‘Turmoil for adoptees during their adolescence’. International Journal of Behavioural Development 20 (1): 33-46.
  • Howe, D., 1997. ‘Parent-reported problems in 211 adopted children: Some risks and protective factors’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 38 (4): 401-411.
  • Howe, D., Shemmings, D., & Feast, J., 2001. ‘Age at placement and adult adopted people’s experience of being adopted’. Child and Family Social Work 6: 337-349.
  • Miller, B. C., 2000. ‘Comparisons of adopted and non-adopted adolescents in a large, nationally representative sample. (Statistical data included)’. Child Development 71 (5): 1458.
  • Neil, E., 2000. ‘The reasons why young children are placed for adoption: Findings from a recently placed sample and a discussion of implications for subsequent identity development’. Child and Family Social Work 5: 303-316.
  • Odenstad, A., Hjern, A., Lindblad, F., Rasmussen, F., Vinnerljung, B. & Dalen, M., 2008. ‘Does age at adoption and geographic origin matter? A national cohort study of cognitive test performance in adult inter-country adoptees’.Psychological Medicine 38 (12): 1803-1814.
  • Schweiger, W.K. & O’Brien, M., 2005. ‘Special needs adoption: An ecological systems approach’. Family Relations 54 (October): 512-522.
  • Wright, L., & Cynthia C.F., 2006. ‘Adolescent adoption: Success despite challenges’. Children and Youth Services Review 28: 487-510.