Each year, more children join families through adoption. Pediatricians have an important role in assisting adoptive families in the various challenges they may face with respect to adoption. The acceptance of the differences between families formed through birth and those formed through adoption is essential in promoting positive emotional growth within the family. It is important for pediatricians to be aware of the adoptive parents' need to be supported in their communication with their adopted children.
- Adoption by same sex parents
- Kinship care
- Transracial adoption
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health