Myth #3 Adoption damages the child.

Some believe that adoption damages the child, or that adopted children are not well-adjusted, or have mental health problems, or are damaged by the experience, or will grow up to have serious psychological problems, or feel bitter or rejected.

Reality:
Adopted children do well in life. Studies have looked at various indicators of well-being and found adopted teens...

...received and benefited from lots of support from family, friends and others;

...were involved in many positive, structured youth activities, such as sports, music, congregational youth programs and community organizations;

...saw themselves as being as strong as their peers in personal identity and self - esteem;

...showed high levels of caring values and behaviors, such as volunteering.

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