Through the Lens of Adoption: Understanding Child Development & Adoption’s Impact


Your life, and your family’s life, after finalization is an entirely new phase of your adoption journey. We now know that even children who were adopted at birth or as an infant may have been affected by the trauma of separation or may have been impacted by the stress a birth mother felt during pregnancy. At times, you may question if what your child is facing or how he is behaving is a result of everyday child development or if the impacts of adoption are making themselves known.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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