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The significant behavioral aspects of adopted children within successful adoption in Romania
The significant behavioral aspects of adopted children within successful adoption in Romania

Author(s): Blaise PIERREHUMBERT, Ana Muntean, Mihaela TOMITA, Roxana UNGUREANU, Stephanie Habersaat
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: successful adoption; adolescent; behavior; evaluation; attachment

Summary/Abstract: The human behavior is giving the entire picture of a person. The behavior is based on a complex combination of personal innate factors, experience and education and the social network within which the individual is integrated. Each moment the complex individual factors face external and internal environmental aspects which in turn, generate proactive and retroactive reactions. The adoption process is an important and challenging social experiment, bringing to the adopted child a new affiliation, social network, experiences and educational standards. This comes in his/her life after the trauma of losing his biological affiliation and social and emotional support. Which are the significant characteristics of the adopted child’s behavior? Which are the behavioral characteristics of the adoptive child that guarantee the success of the domestic adoptions in Romania? These are the questions we are going to answer here based on the research done within FISAN6 project. The 32 children, 11-16 years old, adopted by Romanian families, during the early ages (0-4 years), were evaluated with complex evaluation tools for children and parents. The adoptive families participating in the research live in the Western counties of Romania. Successful adoption is defined as secure attachment of the adopted child. The conclusions emphasize the importance of: the pro-social behavior, the loving behavior showed to the parents, the assertive behavior, the differentiations between parents and people outside the family, and between the two parents, and the humor. These behaviors displayed by the adopted children are the ingredients of a successful integration within the adoptive family

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 107-130
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English