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Weinberg, R. A., Waldman, I., van Dulmen, M., & Scarr, S. (2004). The Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study: Parent Reports of Psychosocial Adjusment of Late Adolescence. Adoption Quarterly , 8, 27-44. Weinberg, Waldman, Dulmen, and Scarr (2004) conducted a 10-year follow-up study of the Minnesota Transracial Adoption (TRA) Study (Weinberg, Scarr, & Waldman, 1992) and interviewed 240 children in 91 adoptive families whose average age was 19. The study explored differences in psychosocial adjustment among transracial adoptees, Caucasian adoptees, and their non-adopted siblings. They gathered data and composite four scales to assess school problems, behavior problems, general health, and delinquency in Caucasian biological offspring, Caucasian adoptees, interracial adoptees, Black adoptees, and Asian/Indian adoptees.
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Unformatted text preview: Weinberg et al. (2004) found that adoptees are more at risk for problems than non adoptees. However, although the majority of the adoptees did not show any difference in psychosocial adjustment, the parents reported more serious academic and behavior problems among Black adoptees than Caucasian adoptees. Adoptees in general were at greater risk to externalize behavior problems than biological children. The study suggests the need for prevention efforts for adoptees as there are higher percentages of emotional and behavioral problems. Additionally, further research should investigate the effects of early trauma and maltreatment in developing emotional and behavior problems among international adoptees....
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