The Impact of Adoption

Summary: Members of the adoption constellation may experience any number of the seven core issues in adoption which may affect their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  Awareness of these issues can help families better understand each other and the personal impact of the adoption experience.


Application: This publication is an essential resource for children, youth, and their families. Adoption professionals can review with adoptive parents prior to placement so that they begin to understand the lifelong impact of adoption. It may also serve as a great reminder when families encounter challenges later on in their journey.


Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway


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