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Abstract The few studies that have focused on studying sibling relationships have identified dynamics between siblings as an important aspect for adoptees, due to its formative influences. This research explored lived experiences of adopted young adults regarding their origins when they have...
Abstract Adoptive parents’ role is to accompany their children in the process of integrating issues occurred before the adoption, so that adoptees reach a meaningful narrative. This research explored adoptive parents’ perspective on communication about origins and search. Thirty adopters with...
Abstract The search for connections with first family members is considered a normative part of adoptee development and not a reflection of adoptive family conflict or individual psychopathology. Knowledge about one’s first family, with consideration for the potential of ongoing relationships,...
Abstract This research examines the post-adoption experiences of 223 birth mothers who relinquished a child for adoption in the United States post-1989. This analysis relied on quantitative data collected for a larger mixed-methods study that sought to understand the pre- and post-adoption...
Abstract This article reviews the history, cultural features and issues that therapists and researchers need to be aware of in working with and for Indigenous adoptees. It discusses areas to cover in assessment, including awareness of the ubiquity of dissociation in this population, both...
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