Happily Ever After? Unexpected Stresses of Newly Adoptive Families

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You’ve filled out forms, you were interviewed and inspected, you waited, you hoped, you prayed. Now you finally have your long awaited child, but life is not exactly what you thought it would be. In this course, adoption therapists Mari Itzkowitz, with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) in Virginia, and Rita Taddonio, the Director of the Adoption Resource Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children in New York City, talk about some of the unexpected stresses of newly adoptive families.

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