Adoption Beyond Borders: How International Adoption Benefits Children

  • Publish Date: 2016-03-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Rebecca Compton

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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

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