Pre-adoption preparation of parents adopting from China’s Waiting Child list

Last month I presented a poster at the 2018 Rudd Adoption Conference. Here is a copy of my poster for whoever is interested:

 

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My study asked parents who had adopted “special needs” children from China about their pre-adoption preparation. I asked them to report what kinds of preparation methods they completed (e.g., reading books, in-person classes…) and rate how helpful each of them was. I also asked them to rank how prepared they felt in adoption-related issues (e.g., attachment, food issues, sleep issues, racial issues…) and how important they thought the issues were. Check out the poster to see the results!

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