Examines the links between early adversity, trauma, and adoption. Describes how pre-placement adversity can undermine neurobehavioral and interpersonal functioning, increasing the risk for long-term psychological difficulties. Examines children’s recovery when placed in a stable adoptive home. Explores adoption as a lived experience, highlighting contextual and developmental factors that facilitate the person’s positive or negative attributions about being adopted, leading to varying patterns of emotional adjustment.

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