Researchers study willingness to adopt children with special needs

Queen's University researchers Philip Burge and Dianne Groll (Psychiatry) and two co-authors have published a study regarding the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents. The study found that those who were most open to considering children with special needs had been formally seeking to adopt for some time and had completed government-required SAFE assessments and training.

21/03/2016

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The study included questions on adopting older children, sibling groups, or children with any of the 20 most common special needs referred by child welfare agencies; © panthermedia.net/volare2004