Please read this article. I was on the radio show Dawn Davenport does and find her to be really holistic in her approach to adoption and the needs. My only bone of contention would be the research quoted. I think it is a slippery slope presenting research these days. The reality is for every research paper that says adoption is successful, there are others that dispute it. It depends on who the author is and the premise they want to support. Even looking at the old papers by Howard Alstein and Rita Simon there are ways to read between the lines that dispute the notion that international adoptees fair better than non-adoptees and African American adoptees in Caucasian families. When it comes to self-esteem and pride in their ethnicity, I have never bought into the notion that we, Korean adoptees, fair better. How could we, when so many of us didn’t even identify as being Korean Americans when we were younger?
I digress. Please read it and let me know what you think?