The Effects of Adoption Research Paper by writingsensation

The Effects of Adoption
An exploration of the impact adoption has on attachment and adjustment in adolescence and early adulthood.
# 75752 | 2,253 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper researches the effects of adoption on two groups of adolescents, the first who were adopted before 6 months old and the second who were adopted after 6 months of age. According to this paper, adoptees adopted before 6 months old experience less behavioral, emotional and cognitive problems and form better attachments than those adopted at an older age.

Aims and Objectives
Proposed Analysis
Limitations of the Study
Significance of Study
Literature Review

From the Paper:

"The researcher proposes analyzing two groups of children aged 17-24, the first of which will contain 24 participants adopted before 6 months of age and the latter of which adopted after 6 months of age. Participants will be provided a survey questionnaire that will examine the social, cognitive, emotional and behavioral impacts adoption has on the young adults perceived attachment and closeness to their adoptive parents. The researcher will also explore the patient's history including academic performance, history of psychological or behavioral problems and the participants overall emotional state to decide what if any the effects of adoption has had on the children's development. The results of the survey will be compared with information gathered from the literature review, from which the researcher will derive a scientifically grounded theory explaining the relationship between adoption, attachment and multiple other variables.
Limitations of the Study
Atkinson & Goldberg (2004) note that many challenges face the field of attachment and psychopathology, particularly in terms of designing studies that effectively measure attachment and psychopathology concurrently (p. 10). Further the researchers note that a need for more "data analytic" and "idiographic observation" are necessary in the field of attachment, cautioning that environmental circumstances must be weighed with other factors including care giving quality and loss associated with adoption (Atkinson & Goldberg, 2004)."

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