Comparisons of adopted and nonadopted adolescents in a large, nationally representative sample.

@article{Miller2000ComparisonsOA,
  title={Comparisons of adopted and nonadopted adolescents in a large, nationally representative sample.},
  author={Brent C. Miller and Xitao Fan and Mathew Christensen and Harold D. Grotevant and Manfred Van Dulmen},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={1458-73}
}
There are conflicting findings about whether adopted children have more psychological and behavioral problems than nonadoptees. Research results are discrepant partly because many previous studies were based on small clinical samples or on samples biased by self-selection. A nationally representative school survey (Add Health) was used to compare adopted (n = 1,587) and nonadopted adolescents (total N = 87,165) across a wide variety of measures. Standardized mean differences show that adopted… CONTINUE READING