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​MTARP Participants

Each of the families in the project adopted a child in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Families and birthmothers were first interviewed between 1987 and 1992 (Wave 1), again between 1996 and 2000 (Wave 2), and again between 2005 - 2008 (Wave 3).

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MTARP Procedures

Adoptive families were interviewed in their homes and included separate interviews with each parent and with the target adopted child; administration of several questionnaires; and a joint couples interview with the adoptive parents.

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MTARP Measures

Three waves of Measures were administered for the different stages of development: Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult.

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