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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Adoptive parent? Here’s something to be happy about….

If you’re an adoptive parent anywhere in the world, chances are that you’ve been told or quoted a research study that describes the problems adoptive children will experience in their lifetime due to their difficult beginning. Here is a powerful research study showing results to the contrary.

This month’s edition of Journal of Psychological Bulletin published a study titled “Adoptees do not lack self esteem: A meta-analysis of studies on self-esteem among trans-racial, international and domestic adoptees" done at Lieden University in the Netherlands. This is a brand new article and it is not available on the net for free but they have given some details of the study on the Leiden University’s research section of the web site.

Click here if you’re interested to read.

Click here if you’re interested to listen to the author describe her work.


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