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Impact of Adoption on Adoptive Parents
Explores some of the emotional ups and downs that adoptive parents may experience before, during, and after adoption. While every family is unique and every parent has different feelings and experiences, there are some general themes that emerge regarding adoptive parents' emotional responses. The purpose of the factsheet is to identify some of these themes, affirm common feelings, and provide links to resources that may help your family address adoption-related concerns.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2015). Impact of adoption on adoptive parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
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