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(p. 67) Adopted Children in Adolescence 

(p. 67) Adopted Children in Adolescence
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(p. 67) Adopted Children in Adolescence
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0012
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date: 25 February 2020

In this essay, Winnicott expresses his belief that adopted children at adolescence are not the same as other children, finding puberty more of a strain, due to ignorance about their personal origin. Because the adopted child is greatly concerned about heredity and the transmission of unknown genetic factors, adopted children must be clearly told the facts of life.

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