American Indian and White Adoptees: Are There Mental Health Differences?

  title={American Indian and White Adoptees: Are There Mental Health Differences?},
  author={Ashley L. Landers and Sharon M. Danes and Kate Ingalls-Maloney and Sandy White Hawk},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research},
  volume={24 2},
Adult adoptees are at increased risk for mental health problems compared to nonadoptees. However, little is known about subsets of adoptees that may be more or less vulnerable to mental health problems. The purpose of this study was to explore the presence of mental health problems of American Indian (AI) persons compared to White persons who were separated from their birth families during childhood by foster care and/or adoption. Family systems theory guided the study. AI adoptees reported… 

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