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Purpose and Framework of the Study
AdoptionSome past Findings
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acceptance adopted boys adopted child adopted children adopted girls adoption agencies adoption order adoption process adoptive families adoptive homes adoptive mother adoptive parents age at placement age of seven ante-natal anxiety arithmetic attainment average babies born illegitimate boys and girls Bryan Adams cent Chapter Child Development Study child's background cohort children compared comparisons court hearing difference difficulties early effect emotional expect fact factors Fanshel fathers favourable findings fostered handicapped higher proportion illegitimacy illegitimate children illegitimately born children infertility interview legitimate low birthweight majority marriage maternal middle class homes months National Child Development National Children's Bureau natural mother natural parents parental attitudes Perinatal Mortality Survey physical Place of One's policy and practice pre-placement pregnancy Pringle and West prior to adoption private placements Proportion of children prospective adopters question reasons relation relatively sample score Scotland seemed social class Source of placement stillbirth Table teachers Vineland whole cohort workers