Reconstruction of adoption issues: Delineation of five phases among adult adoptees.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Five adoption-reconstruction phases were identified in narratives of 100 adoptees ages 5 to 55 years. Phases ranged from no awareness of adoption issues (Phase 1) to acute awareness accompanied by anger, resentment, and sadness about adoption (Phase) to a sense of peace and acceptance (Phase 5). Consistent quantitative and qualitative differences were found among adoptees at the 5 phases on multiple measures of functioning.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Counseling and Development, 85(1), 30-41.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Adoption, Adults, Coping, Counseling