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What evidence tells us about adoption and child welfare
Rebecca Compton Ph.D.
The development of brain systems for detecting threats is affected in complex ways by early experiences of deprivation and neglect.
How much can stable, nurturing homes help children overcome the effects of severe early neglect?
New evidence reaffirms that children have equal chance to thrive in families with gay and straight parents.
Early-life neglect has a host of negative consequences for child development. What interventions can help?
How reliably can your DNA tell a story about where your ancestors came from?
Research has found little evidence of harm from being raised in an adoptive family of a different race.
There is a startling disconnect between the scientific evidence and child welfare practices in many places in the world.
While lurid media reports stoke anti-adoption sentiments, evidence indicates that adoption protects rather than endangers children.
Rebecca Compton, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Haverford College.