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Adopted children are those that have undergone the legal process of adoption and have been taken fully into another family. This change of status has major implications for the child depending on the age at which they were adopted.

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  • Quinton, D, Rushton, A, and Mayes, D.(1998) Joining New Families: Adoption and Fostering in Middle Childhood Chichester: Wiley
  • Thomas C, Beckford V(1999) Adopted Children Speaking London: BAAF


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