Psychological Impact of Adoption

  • Brodzinsky, D.M., Smith, D.W., Brodzinsky, A.B., 1998. Children’s Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues. California: Sage Publications.
  • Chisholm, K., 1998. ‘A three year follow-up of attachment and indiscriminate friendliness in children adopted from Romanian orphanages’. Child Development 69 (4): 1092-1106.
  • 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.
  • Condon, J., 1986. ‘Psychological disability in women who relinquish a baby for adoption’. Medical Journal of Australia144 (3): 117-119.
  • Cowell, J., Crowe, K., Wilson, A., 1996. Understanding Reunion: Connection and Complexity: An Outcome Study of Adoption Reunion and the Process of Mediation at the Post Adoption Resource Centre. Sydney: Post-Adoption Resource Centre.
  • Gribble, K. & Jeffrey, D., 2004. Facilitating attachment: Attachment difficulties and attachment disorder in adopted children. Unpublished paper presented at the 8th Australian Adoption Conference, Adelaide, 19-21 April. Available athttp://www.familiesandcommunities.sa.gov.au/adoptions/session-33-b-Karleen-Gribble.doc.
  • Groza, V. & Ryan. S.D., 2002. ‘Pre-adoption stress and its association with child behavior in domestic special needs and international adoptions’. Psychoneuroendocrinology 27 (1-2): 181–197.
  • Howe, D., 2001. ‘Age at placement, adoption experience and adult adopted people’s contact with their adoptive and birth mothers: An attachment perspective’. Attachment & Human Development 3 (2): 222 – 237.
  • Hughes, D.A., 1997. Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children. New Jersey: J. Aronson.
  • Judge, S., 2004. ‘Adoptive families: The effects of early relational deprivation in children adopted from Eastern European orphanages’. Journal of Family Nursing 10 (3): 338-356.
  • Kvifte Andresen, I.K., 1992. ‘Behavioural and school adjustment of 12-13-year old internationally adopted children in Norway: A research note’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 33 (2): 427-439.
  • Levy, T.M. & Orlans, M., 2001. ‘Attachment disorder and the adoptive family’. In T.M. Levy (ed.), Handbook of Attachment Interventions (Second Edition), pp. 243-259. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Livingston Smith, S., Howard, J.A., Monroe, A.D., 2000. ‘Issues underlying behavior problems in at-risk adopted children’. Children and Youth Services Review
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  • Marcovitch, S., Goldberg, S., Gold, A., Washington, J., Wasson, C., Krekewich, K., Handley-Derry. M., 1997. ‘Determinants of behavioural problems in Romanian children adopted in Ontario’. International Journal of Behavioral Development 20 (1): 17-31.
  • Mohanty, J., Newhill, C., 2006. ‘Adjustment of international adoptees: Implications for practice and a future research agenda’. Children and Youth Services Review 28 (4): 384-395.
  • O’Neill, C., 1994. ‘To attach or not?…the burning question’. Children Australia 19 (2).
  • O’Neill, C., 1993. ‘Do you mean, we’re not the only ones? Disruption, powerlessness and empowerment’. Children Australia 18 (2).
  • O’Neill, C., Absler, D., 1998. ”It must be because …’ Non-biological care and mental health: Part I: Setting the context’. Children Australia 23 (3): 4-8.
  • Robb, B.J., 2003. ‘Changing the future: The story of attachment with a child with special needs’. Clinical Social Work Journal 31 (1): 9-24.
  • Roberson. K.C., 2006. ‘Attachment and caregiving behavioral systems in intercountry adoption: A literature review’.Children and Youth Services Review 28 (7): 727-740.
  • Thorpe, R., Thomson, J., Wallace, J., 2004. When kids are removed into care: The Mental Health Effects of Loss and Powerlessness of Parents. Unpublished Paper presented at the 2nd National Conference on the Mental Health of Persons Affected by Family Separation, Wacol, Qld, 14-15 October.
  • Veríssimo, M., Salvaterra, F., 2006. ‘Maternal secure-base scripts and children’s attachment security in an adopted sample’. Attachment & Human Development 8 (3): 261-273.