Perceptions of Adults Adopted as Children: Implications for Family Counselors

Lee Duemer, Janet Froeschle Hicks, Janna Brendle

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This qualitative phenomenological study investigated the experiences of adults adopted as children. Individual and follow-up interviews were conducted with four participants. We identified six primary themes related to family experience and a better understanding of adopted children, adults as well as special issues that might be considered in family counseling. Implications for counselors are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-343
Number of pages9
JournalFamily Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • adopted children
  • adoptive parents


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