Special Needs Adoption

  • Ames, E.W., 1997. The Development of Romanian Orphanage Children Adopted to Canada. Final Report to Human Resources Development Canada. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University.
  • Avery, R. (ed.), 1997. Adoption Policy and Special Needs Children. London: Auburn House.
  • Beckett, C., Maughan, B., Rutter, M., the English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) Study Team, 2006. ‘Do the effects of early severe deprivation on cognition persist into early adolescence? Findings from the English and Romanian Adoptees Study’. Child Development 77: 696-711.
  • Bezruki, D., & Wisconsin Legislature, 2000. Special Needs Adoption Program, Department of Health and Family Services. An Evaluation. Madison, Wisconsin: Legislative Audit Bureau.
  • Cohen, N.J., Lojkasek, M., Zadeh, Z.Y., Pugliese, M., & Kiefer, H., 2008. ‘Children adopted from China: A prospective study of their growth and development’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 49 (4): 458-68.
  • Fisher. L., Ames, E.W., Chisholm K., & Savoie, L., 1997. ‘Problems reported by parents of Romanian orphans adopted to British Colombia’. International Journal of Behavioral Development 20: 67-82.
  • Groza, V., & Ileana, D., 1996. ‘A follow-up study of adopted children from Romania’. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 13: 541-566.
  • Groza, V., & Ryan, S.D., 2002. ‘Pre-adoption stress and its association with child behavior in domestic special needs, and international adoptions’. Psychoneuroendocrinology 27: 181-198.
  • Groza, V., 1996. Successful Adoptive Families: A Longitudinal Study of Special Needs Adoption. London: Praeger.
  • Gunnar, M.R., Bruce, J., & Grotevant H.D., 2000. ‘International adoption of institutionally reared children: Research and policy’. Development and Psychopathology 12: 677-693.
  • Gunnar, M.R., 2000. ‘Effects of early deprivation: Findings from orphanage-reared infants and children’. In C.A. Nelson & M. Luciana (eds). Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, pp. 617-6429. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Gunnar. M.R., Van Dulmen, M.H.M., and the International Adoption Project Team, 2007. ‘Behavior problems in post-institutionalized internationally adopted children’. Development and Psychopathology 19: 129-148.
  • Kreppner, J.M., O’Connor, T.G., Rutter, M., English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) Study Team, 2001. ‘Can inattention/overactivity be an institutional deprivation syndrome?’ Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 29 (6): 513-528.
  • Leung, P., Erich, S., Kanenberg, H., 2005. ‘A comparison of family functioning in gay/lesbian, heterosexual and special needs adoptions’. 27 (9): 1031-1044.
  • Maclean, K., 2003. ‘The impact of institutionalization on child development’. Development and Psychopathology 15: 853-884.
  • Meese, R.L., 2005. ‘A few new children: Post-institutionalized children of intercountry adoption’. Journal of Special Education 39 (3): 157-167.
  • McRoy, R.G., 1997. Special Needs Adoptions: Practice Issues. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Rosenthal, J.A., & Groze, V., 1992. Special-Needs Adoption: A Study of Intact Families. New York: Praeger.
  • Rosenthal, J.A., 1993. ‘Outcomes of adoption of children with special needs’. The Future of Children: Adoption 3 (1): 79-96.
  • Rutter, M. and the English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) Study Team, 1998. ‘Developmental catch-up and deficit, following adoption after severe global early privation’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 39: 465-476.
  • Rutter, M., Anderson-Wood, L., Beckett, C., Bredenkamp, D. Castle. J., 1999. ‘Quasi-autistic patterns following severe early global privation. English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) Study Team’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 39: 465-476.
  • Steltzner, D. M., 2007. ‘Intercountry adoption: Toward a regime that recognises the ‘best interests’ of adoptive parents’. Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 35 (1): 113-152.
  • Tan, T.X., Marfo K., Dedrick R.F., 2007. ‘Special needs adoption from China: Exploring child-level indicators, adoptive family characteristics, and correlates of behavioral adjustment’. Children and Youth Services Review 29: 1269-1285.
  • Vorria., P., Papaligoura, Z., Sarafidou., J., Kopakaki, M., Dunn, J., Van IJsendoorn, M.H., & Kontopoulou, A., 2006. ‘The development of adopted children after institutional care: A follow up study’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 47: 1246-53.