The strengths and difficulties of adopted children: a pilot study
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University of Cape Town
International research has led to the conclusion that adopted children are at a greater risk of behavioural and emotional difficulties than non-adopted children. However, these findings have been inconsistent and inconclusive, and therefore cannot necessarily be generalised to a country such as South Africa with its diverse populations. This study explored the strengths of adopted children and the difficulties they face, in comparison with children who are raised by their biological parents, with a focus on the Cape Town area. Furthermore, this study sought to establish whether there was an association between demographic variables and adopted children’s total difficulties scores.
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Marufu, T. 2012. The strengths and difficulties of adopted children: a pilot study. University of Cape Town.