Risk and Resilience: Child and Parent Outcomes in Diverse Adoptive Families

Concurrent Sessions 8

Rachel H. Farr, Cheryl Fortner-Wood, Jason Sumontha, Charlotte J. Patterson, Shoshana B. Moriarty, Kaitlin A. Black, Abbie E. Goldberg, April Moyer, Kristin K. Sweeney, Kayla N. Anderson, Richard M. Lee, Adam Beaupre, Anne Zhou
Discussant: Cheryl Fortner-Wood
Chair: Rachel H. Farr

10:30 AM
11:45 AM
Location
Plaza C (2nd floor)
Session #
311
Session Type
Symposium
Session Focus
  • Research
Organized By
  • Family Policy

About the Session

  • 311-01 : Coparenting and Social Support Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Adoptive Parents
    Presented by: Jason Sumontha, Rachel H. Farr, Charlotte J. Patterson
  • 311-02 : Birth Family Contact Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Adoptive Parent Families With School-age Children
    Presented by: Rachel H. Farr, Shoshana B. Moriarty
  • 311-03 : "We Call a Spade a Spade": Adoptive Parents' Socialization Practices Surrounding Race, Adoption, and Family Structure at Home and School
    Presented by: Kaitlin A. Black, Abbie E. Goldberg, April M. Moyer, Kristen K. Sweeney
  • 311-04 : Family Environment and Ethnic Socialization Effects on Adoptee Adjustment
    Presented by: Kayla N. Anderson, Richard M. Lee, Adam Beaupre, Anne Zhou, Xiang Zhou

Discussant: Cheryl Fortner-WoodChair: Rachel H. Farr 1.00 NBCC, NASW
(This session was originally session 213, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m.)

Abstract(s)

Risk and Resilience: Child and Parent Outcomes in Diverse Adoptive Families

Presented by: Rachel H. Farr, Cheryl Fortner-Wood, Jason Sumontha, Charlotte J. Patterson, Shoshana B. Moriarty, Kaitlin A. Black, Abbie E. Goldberg, April Moyer, Kristin K. Sweeney, Kayla N. Anderson, Richard M. Lee, Adam Beaupre, Anne Zhou

Our symposium addresses the ways that diverse adoptive families navigate minority experiences, manage risk (e.g., stigma and discrimination) and demonstrate resilience. Our mixed-method findings contribute important policy-relevant information about adoptive families diverse in parental sexual orientation, family racial make-up, and having ongoing birth family contact. Risks to family health and individual well-being will be described, particularly as related to how families navigate issues related to race, adoption, and sexual orientation by capitalizing on family strengths. Implications for child welfare professionals, educators, clinicians, and policymakers will be discussed. Policies relevant for diverse adoptive families can minimize risk and promote family health.

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