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Adversity, Adoption and Afterwards: a mid-life follow-up of study of women adopted from Hong Kong

Citation

Feast J, Grant M, Rushton A, Simmonds J & Sampeys C (2013) Adversity, Adoption and Afterwards: a mid-life follow-up of study of women adopted from Hong Kong. British Association for Adoption and Fostering.

Abstract
This unique study explores the long-term outcomes for a group of girls, now women in middle age, adopted from orphanages in Hong Kong, by families in the UK. The study offers a rare opportunity to explore the impact of adverse early experience, modified by adoption in creating opportunities and risks, over 50 years. The book presents the main findings of the study, combining an in-depth analysis of some of the key outcomes with a qualitative analysis of face-to-face interviews with the women. These interviews provide evocative and compelling stories of different aspects of their lives. The use of standardised measures has also allowed key comparisons to be made with a number of other influential studies, allowing comparisons with other adopted and non-adopted women raised in the UK.

StatusPublished
FundersThe Nuffield Foundation
Publication date04/02/2013
PublisherBritish Association for Adoption and Fostering
ISBN 978-1907585647

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