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Adoption Techniques for Treating Adoptive Parent Issues
Adoptive Parent continuing education MFT CEUs

Section 31

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Alexander, L. B., Doty Hollingsworth, L., Morrison Dore, M., & Hoopes, J. W. (2004). A family of trust: African American parents' stories of adoption disclosure. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 74(4), 448–455.

Brodzinsky, D. M. (2011). Children's understanding of adoption: Developmental and clinical implications. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(2), 200–207.

ClaussEhlers, C. S. (2017). In search of an evidencebased approach to understand and promote effective parenting practices. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 6(3), 135–153.

Elam, K. K., Harold, G. T., Neiderhiser, J. M., Reiss, D., Shaw, D. S., Natsuaki, M. N., Gaysina, D., Barrett, D., & Leve, L. D. (2014). Adoptive parent hostility and children’s peer behavior problems: Examining the role of genetically informed child attributes on adoptive parent behavior. Developmental Psychology, 50(5), 1543–1552.

Farr, R. H., Flood, M. E., & Grotevant, H. D. (2016). The role of siblings in adoption outcomes and experiences from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(3), 386–396.

Francazio, S. K., Fahrenkamp, A. J., D'Auria, A. L., Sato, A. F., & Flessner, C. A. (2015). Parent psychopathology as a mediator of the relationship between anxiety and sleep problems in children. Families, Systems, & Health, 33(2), 146–154.

Gallup, G. G., Jr., & Ampel, B. C. (2017). Sibling resemblance and the effects of gamete formation, independent reassortment, paternal uncertainty, twining, and adoption. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11(1), 99–101.

Ge, X., Natsuaki, M. N., Martin, D. M., Leve, L. D., Neiderhiser, J. M., Shaw, D. S., Villareal, G., Scaramella, L., Reid, J. B., & Reiss, D. (2008). Bridging the divide: Openness in adoption and postadoption psychosocial adjustment among birth and adoptive parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(4), 529–540.

Goldberg, A. E., Smith, J. Z., & Kashy, D. A. (2010). Preadoptive factors predicting lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples' relationship quality across the transition to adoptive parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(3), 221–232.

Hilkevitch, R. R. (1977). Review of What we really know about child rearing: Science in support of effective parenting [Review of the book What we really know about child rearing: Science in support of effective parenting, by S. Fisher & R. L. Fisher]. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 47(3), 547–548.

Huynh, H. V. (2014). New directions in orphan and vulnerable children policy and research: A focus on supporting “suitable” institutions when placement is “necessary” for a child. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(4), 387–394.

JaffariBimmel, N., Juffer, F., van IJzendoorn, M. H., BakermansKranenburg, M. J., & Mooijaart, A. (2006). Social development from infancy to adolescence: Longitudinal and concurrent factors in an adoption sample. Developmental Psychology, 42(6), 1143–1153.

Ji, J., Brooks, D., Barth, R. P., & Kim, H. (2010). Beyond preadoptive risk: The impact of adoptive family environment on adopted youth’s psychosocial adjustment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(3), 432–442

Kelley, H. H., Marks, L. D., & Dollahite, D. C. (2020). Uniting and dividing influences of religion on parent–child relationships in highly religious families. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication.

Kim, A. Y., Kim, O. M., Hu, A. W., Oh, J. S., & Lee, R. M. (2020). Conceptualization and measurement of birth family thoughts for adolescents and adults adopted transnationally. Journal of Family Psychology, 34(5), 555–565.

Klump, K. L., Suisman, J. L., Burt, S. A., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2009). Genetic and environmental influences on disordered eating: An adoption study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118(4), 797–805.

Langrehr, K. J. (2014). Transracially adoptive parents’ colorblind attitudes and views toward socialization: Crossracial friendships as a moderator. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(4), 601–610.

Lavner, J. A., Waterman, J., & Peplau, L. A. (2014). Parent adjustment over time in gay, lesbian, and heterosexual parent families adopting from foster care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(1), 46–53.

Lawler, J. M., Koss, K. J., & Gunnar, M. R. (2017). Bidirectional effects of parenting and child behavior in internationally adopting families. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(5), 563–573.

Lewis, E. E., Dozier, M., Ackerman, J., & SepulvedaKozakowski, S. (2007). The effect of placement instability on adopted children's inhibitory control abilities and oppositional behavior. Developmental Psychology, 43(6), 1415–1427.

Lindhiem, O., VaughnCoaxum, R. A., Higa, J., Harris, J. L., Kolko, D. J., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2019). Development and validation of the Knowledge of Effective Parenting Test (KEPT) in a nationally representative sample. Psychological Assessment, 31(6), 781–792.

Montgomery, J. C. (1947). Toilet education. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 17(4), 590–593.

Morgan, S. K., & Langrehr, K. J. (2019). Transracially adoptive parents’ colorblindness and discrimination recognition: Adoption stigma as moderator. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 25(2), 242–252.

O'Connor, T. G., Caspi, A., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2000). Are associations between parental divorce and children's adjustment genetically mediated? An adoption study. Developmental Psychology, 36(4), 429–437.

Presseau, C., DeBlaere, C., & Luu, L. P. (2019). Discrimination and mental health in adult transracial adoptees: Can parents foster preparedness? American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89(2), 192–200.

Rhoades, K. A., Leve, L. D., Harold, G. T., Mannering, A. M., Neiderhiser, J. M., Shaw, D. S., Natsuaki, M. N., & Reiss, D. (2012). Marital hostility and child sleep problems: Direct and indirect associations via hostile parenting. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(4), 488–498.

Segal, N. L. (1993). Twin, sibling, and adoption methods: Tests of evolutionary hypotheses. American Psychologist, 48(9), 943–956.

South, S. C., Lim, E., Jarnecke, A. M., & Foli, K. J. (2019). Relationship quality from pre to postplacement in adoptive couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 33(1), 64–76.

Testa, M. F., Snyder, S. M., Wu, Q., Rolock, N., & Liao, M. (2015). Adoption and guardianship: A moderated mediation analysis of predictors of postpermanency continuity. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(2), 107–118.

Vannucci, A., TanofskyKraff, M., Crosby, R. D., Ranzenhofer, L. M., Shomaker, L. B., Field, S. E., Mooreville, M., Reina, S. A., Kozlosky, M., Yanovski, S. Z., & Yanovski, J. A. (2013). Latent profile analysis to determine the typology of disinhibited eating behaviors in children and adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(3), 494–507.

Von Korff, L., & Grotevant, H. D. (2011). Contact in adoption and adoptive identity formation: The mediating role of family conversation. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(3), 393–401.

Weinstein, N. D., & Sandman, P. M. (1992). A model of the precaution adoption process: Evidence from home radon testing. Health Psychology, 11(3), 170–180.

Weyand, C., O'Laughlin, L., & Bennett, P. (2013). Dimensions of religiousness that influence parenting. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 5(3), 182–191.

Additional References:
A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out. Publishers Weekly. 4/21/2014, Vol. 261 Issue 16, p7373.

Barth, Richard P.; Adoption Research: Building Blocks for the Next Decade; Child Welfare; Sep/Oct1994; Vol. 73 Issue 5

Bradley, Carla, HawkinsLeon, Cynthia G.; The Transracial Adoption Debate: Counseling and Legal Implications; Journal of Counseling and Development; Fall 2002, Vol. 80 Issue 4

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2016). Planning for adoption: Knowing the costs and resources. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.

Crea, Thomas and Richard P. Barth; Patterns and Predictors of Adoption Openness and Contact; 14 Years Postadoption; Family Relations; December 2009; Vol. 58; Issue 5; p. 607

Coparent or SecondParent Adoption by SameSex Parents; Pediatrics; Feb2002, Part 1 of 2, Vol. 109, Issue 2

Dennis, Alicia. The Little Couple Our Adoption Journey. People. 5/13/2013, Vol. 79 Issue 19, p96.

Edelstein, Susan B., Burge, Dorli, Waterman, Jill; Older Children in Preadoptive Homes: Issues Before Termination of Parental Rights; Child Welfare; Mar/Apr 2002; Vol. 81 Issue 2.

Eys, Patti van, PhD; Ashford, Linda, PhD; Dean, Kristin, PhD; Davidson, Janice, LCSW; and Casey, Dana, LAPSW. Disturbances/Disorders of Attachment in Children and Adolescents. Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services. pg. 162194. 2/25/2013.

Farr, Rachel H. and Charlotte J. Patterson; Transracial Adoption by Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Couples: Who completes Transracial Adoptions and With What Results?; Adoption Quarterly; December 2009; Vol. 12; Issue ¾; p 187

Festinger, Trudy; After Adoption: Dissolution or Permanence?; Child Welfare; May/Jun 2002, Vol. 81 Issue 3
Harf, Aurélie; Skandrani, Sara; Radjack, Rahmeth; Sibeoni, Jordan; Moro, Marie Rose; RevahLevy, Anne. First ParentChild Meetings in International Adoptions: A Qualitative Study. PLoS ONE. Sep2013, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p18.

Hoder, Randye. Give Parents a Break: Making the Case for Supervised Teen Drinking Time.com. 10/25/2013, p11.

How to Spot Drug and Alcohol Use in Teens: Guide for Parents. Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter. May2013 Supplement, Vol. 29, p12.

Keating, Susan; Egan, Nicole Weisensee. An Unbreakable Family. People. 9/16/2013, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p60.

Lehman, DC, James J.; and Shereen K. Jegtvig, DC. Reactive Attachment Disorder: A Preventable Mental Health Disease. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Spring 2004, p6975.

Macdonald, Mandi; Mcsherry, Dominic. Constrained adoptive parenthood and family transition: adopters' experience of unplanned birth family contact in adolescence. Child & Family Social Work. Feb2013, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p8796.

Maskew, Trish.  Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child.  Snowcap Press: Longmount, CO, 1999.

Mitchell, Lisa. Foster Care Placement Moves and Attachment Issues. University of Kentucky. 4/23/2007.

Paulsen, Charlotte and Joseph R. Merighi; Adoption Preparedness, Cultural Engagement, and Parental Satisfaction in Intercountry Adoption; March 2009; Vol. 12; Issue 1; p 1

Roby, Jini L., Shaw, Stacesy A.; The African Orphan Crisis and International Adoption; Social Work; Jul2006, Vol. 51 Issue 3

Rushton, Alan, Monck, Elizabeth; Enhancing Adoptive Parenting: Devising Promising Interventions; Child & Adolescent Mental Health; Feb 2006, Vol. 11, Issue 1

Russo, Francine. Is Your Teen a Night Owl? That Could Explain His Poor Grades. Time.com. 11/15/2013, p11.

Ryan, Scott D., Pearlmutter, Sue, Groza, Victor; Coming Out of the Closet: Opening Agencies to Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents; Social Work; Jan2004, Vol. 49 Issue 1

Siegel, Deborah H. Open Adoption: Adoptive Parents' Reactions Two Decades Later. Social Work. Jan2013, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p4352.

Smith, Julianne. Got Teens? The Doctor Moms' Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities. Library Journal. 5/15/2014, Vol. 139 Issue 9, p6161.

Varon, Lee.  Adopting on Your Own.  Farrar, Strauss and Giroux: New York, NY, 2000.

Yngvesson, Barbara; Refiguring Kinship in the Space of Adoption; Anthropological Quarterly; Spring 2007; Vol. 80, Issue 2

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