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Latest Research on the Mental Health of Adopted Children

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Creating a Family

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What does the latest research show on the emotional and mental health of adopted children? How do adoptees fare later in life? Our guest is Dr. Kathleen Whitten, a developmental psychologist and adoptive mother who researches the mental health of adopted children.   She has been a lecturer in psychology at Georgia State University and at the University of Virginia, where she was also a research faculty member at the Child-Parent Attachment Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Medicine.  She was named a Distinguished Fellow in Developmental Psychology by the National Council for Adoption in Washington, D.C. She is also the author of Labor of the Heart:  A Parent’s Guide to the Decisions and Emotions in Adoption. adoption, international adoption, foster care adoption, adopting a baby, adopting from foster care