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The pediatrician's role in supporting adoptive families.

Authors
  • Jones, Veronnie F
  • Schulte, Elaine E
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
130
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2261
PMID: 23008457
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Each year, more children join families through adoption. Pediatricians have an important role in assisting adoptive families in the various challenges they may face with respect to adoption. The acceptance of the differences between families formed through birth and those formed through adoption is essential in promoting positive emotional growth within the family. It is important for pediatricians to be aware of the adoptive parents' need to be supported in their communication with their adopted children.

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