This publication, The International Social Services UK, Hong Kong Adoption Project: The historical context and the children’s homes, was originally published by BAAF (© BAAF). It is reproduced here with kind permission of CoramBAAF (formerly BAAF).
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Feast J and Grant M, Rushton A and Simmonds J, with Sampeys C (2013) Adversity, Adoption and Afterwards: A Mid-Life Follow-Up Study of Women Adopted from Hong Kong
BAAF. ISBN 9781907585647
This unique study explores the long-term outcomes for a group of girls, now women in middle age, adopted from orphanages in Hong Kong, by families in the UK.is study offers a rare opportunity to explore the impact of adverse early experience, modified by adoption in creating opportunities and risks, over 50 years. The book presents the main findings of the study, combining an in-depth analysis of some of the key outcomes with a qualitative analysis of face-to-face interviews with the women. These interviews provide evocative and compelling stories of different aspects of their lives. This study will be of interest to a wide range of readers internationally, both academic and professional, and also to those interested in and affected by adoption.
See more information about the book on the CoramBAAF website.
Read an 8-page summary of the research findings.