Parenting adopted children through adolescence

Date

2019

Authors

Ortiz, Drexler Klein L.

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Publisher

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Abstract

In BC, many adoptees are adopted prior to adolescence and experience pre-adoption issues that may manifest differently or resurge during adolescence. These issues intersect with common adolescent issues such as identity formation, peer relationships, dating and negotiating more independence. Adoptive parents may be unprepared for the possible exacerbation of issues that emerge for adoptees during adolescence.

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Keywords

parenting adopted adolescents, adolescent adoptees, parenting adopted children, preparing adopted parents, adoption, GS 505, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)

Citation

Ortiz, D. (2019). Parenting adopted children through adolescence. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria.