An interesting US statistic on adopted teens

This is really an afterthought on a previous blog on facebook undermining adoptions, but after a few minutes of early new year idle googling, I’ve discovered an interesting statistic from an American Website that makes reference to a book by Debbie Riley and Dr Jonathan Meeks called “Beneath the Mask, Understanding Adopted Teens” (published in 2005 according to amazon); which states that although 2 percent of American teens are adopted, they make up one-third of the teens in therapy.

Chris McWatters

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One response to “An interesting US statistic on adopted teens

  1. That’s a pretty startling statistic, but is it the underlying very early childhood abandonment or adoption issues which are the primary cause ? That would be I suppose very difficult to determine.

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