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Adopted Romanian Orphans 'Still Suffering in Adulthood'

Joseph Sparks

26th February 2017

What ever happened to the Romanian orphans examined in Rutter and Sonuga-Barke’s research?

A news article on the BBC website suggests that some of the adopted orphans are still suffering in adulthood, with emotional and social problems being commonplace among the 165 orphans.

The article provides an account of Adi Calbert, now 28, who works as an actor in London. However, while Adi’s story is encouraging, not all of the orphans made such strong progress.

Adopted Romanian Orphans 'Still Suffering in Adulthood'

This article raises interesting questions about the nature of attachment and whether the idea of a critical or sensitive period is correct? To read the full article, click here

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