Adoption Beyond Borders: How International Adoption Benefits Children (Hardcover)

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Adoption Beyond Borders: How International Adoption Benefits Children (Hardcover)

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Now Available in Paperback, Adoption Beyond Borders endorses international adoption as a viable path to child welfare by exploring key topics including:
- Effects of institutionalization on children's developing brains, cognitive abilities, and socioemotional functioning
- Challenges of navigating issues of identity when adopting across national, cultural, and racial lines
- Strong emotional bonds that form even without genetic relatedness
- How adoptive families can address the special needs of children who experienced early neglect and deprivation, thereby providing a supportive environment in which to flourish
- Features the author's first-hand accounts of her own adoption journey as she visited a Kazakhstani orphanage daily for nearly a year, and illustrates the complexities and implications of the research evidence
Rebecca J. Compton is professor of psychology at Haverford College, where she has taught since 1999. She received her BA from Vassar College and her PhD in biological psychology from University of Chicago. Her previous research focused on executive function, attention, and emotion regulation in thehuman brain, and she has co-authored Cognitive Neuroscience, 4th Edition (2018).
Product Details ISBN: 9780190247799
ISBN-10: 0190247797
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 250
Language: English