Children Left Behind: International Adoption in Our Schools.
Published: February/March 2009
Vol. 11, No. 4 , p. 42-45
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This article discusses the academic challenges faced by orphanage-raised children from overseas who have been adopted by American families, causes of learning problems in adopted children, and major roadblocks at schools due to misconceptions among school personnel regarding international adoptees. The need for persistent cognitive and language intervention to make remediation more effective and reverse detrimental trends in academic performance is stressed.
intercountry adoption; orphanages; adopted children; academic achievement; learning