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Unformatted text preview: populations receiving social and mental health services due to the fact that adoptive families are often affluent and educated. Evidence suggests that adopted children improve as adolescence progresses and they are underrepresented in juvenile court and adult mental health populations. Positive outcomes are also underreported. The study had important clinical implications in treating adoptees: sensitivity about adoption status in diagnosis, training clinicians, and assistance to less educated adoptive parents. The research emphasized the age at adoption to be a more important factor. The adoptees who were adopted before age 2 were exposed to less preadoption adversity and had fewer behavioral problems. The research urged further research on the relationship between preadoption adversity and mental health outcomes to provide resources to orphanages and adoption agencies worldwide....
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- Fall '09