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Religious Motivation to Adopt as a Predictor of Adoptive Family Structure, Parental Discipline, and Outcomes

Originally Authored by Emily J. Helder, Marjorie L. Gunnoe, and Hannah Timmermans in Adoption Quarterly Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine religious motivation to adopt and how this relates to decisions families made while adopting, firm discipline,…
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July 21, 2020
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Adoption Resources

https://youtu.be/jfL7whfuqFA Books Introduction to important themes in adoption Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brodzinsky, Marshall Schecter & Robin Marantz HenigThe Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton VerrierIn Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rhonda Roorda…
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May 29, 2020
Adoption & Foster CareChapterChildhood AdversityFaith IntegrationMental Health Policy

The Routledge Handbook of Adoption – Chapter 1: Historical and Contemporary Contexts of US Adoption

Originally Authored By Elisha Marr, Emily Helder, and Gretchen Miller Wrobel in The Routledge Handbook of Adoption Download Full Text PDF Introduction Complex family forms, such as those created through adoption, are becoming increasingly commonplace in the US. Our contemporary familiarity with adoptive families, whether…
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March 3, 2020
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

Attachment Disturbances Delay Language Acquisition in Internationally Adopted Children

Originally Authored by Rachel M. Jensen, Emily J. Helder & Marjorie Linder Gunnoe in Adoption Quarterly Download Full Article PDF Abstract Cross-sectional research on internationally adopted children has indicated an association between early attachment disturbances and language deficits. Raaska et al. (2013) have speculated that…
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July 29, 2016
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

Predictors and Correlates of Inattentive/Overactive Behaviors in Internationally Adopted Children

Originally Authored by Emily Helder, Brianne Brooker, Laura Ring Kapitula, Brooke Goalen & Marjorie J. Gunnoe in Applied Neuropsychology: Child Download Full Text PDF Abstract Children adopted internationally following deprived early care have an elevated risk for difficulties with inattention/overactivity (Kreppner et al., 2001). The…
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March 15, 2016
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A longitudinal investigation of children internationally adopted at school age

Originally Authored by Emily J. Helder, Elizabeth Mulder & Marjorie Linder Gunnoe in Child Neuropsychology Download Full Article PDF Abstract Most existing research on children adopted internationally has focused on those adopted as infants and toddlers. The current study longitudinally tracked several outcomes, including cognitive,…
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November 7, 2014