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2018
Friday, April 13th
12:00 PM

Who Prefers Open and Who Prefers Closed Adoption?: Perspectives of Emerging Adult Adoptees

Krystal K. Cashen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dominique K. Altamari, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Harold Grotevant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Psychological Presence of Adult Adoptees: Exploring Birth Mother Perspectives

Addie Wyman Battalen, Boston College School of Social Work
Christina Sellers, Boston College School of Social Work
Krystal K. Cashen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ruth G. McRoy, Boston College School of Social Work
Harold Grotevant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Associations Between Peer Attachment and Positive Adoption Affect Throughout Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Dominique K. Altamari, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Krystal K. Cashen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Harold D. Grotevant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

RESONANCE: Resilience and Early Brain Development

Jessica Hanratty
Viren D'Sa, Brown University
Sean Deoni
Rebecca McLean
Susan Carnell
Vanja J. Klepac-Cera
Monique LeBourgeois

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

“Siblings Wish to Be Adopted Together”: An Exploratory Study of Descriptions of Sibling Relationship in State Photolistings

Reihonna L. Frost, Clark University
Abbie E. Goldberg, Clark University

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

A Translational Social Work Approach to Help Teens Tolerate Preadoptive Transition

Rhys Gardiner
Anni Keane
Lauren Frey
Victoria Nasanga
Jennifer Perez
Ruth McRoy, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

How is the Birth Father Relationship (or Lack Thereof) Related to Preoccupation with Adoption?

Haley LeRoux, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Marion Worley, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Maguatte Mbengue, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jessica A.K. Matthews, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ruth McRoy, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Harold Grotevant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Expanding the Concept of Birthparent Loss to Orphans: Exploratory Findings of Adolescents in Institutions in South Korea

Hollee McGinnis, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

How is Parent-Reported Family Race/Ethnicity Related to Parents’ Understanding and Explanation of Adoption Bias?

Xian Zhang, Tufts University
Raimy Shin, Tufts University
Anna Kimura, Tufts University
Alexandria Cinney, Tufts University
Kel Boland, Tufts University
Ana Jurca, Tufts University
Jenna Kupa, Tufts University
Jessica Matthews, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ellen E. Pinderhughes, Tufts University

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

The Influence of Early Trauma on Children Adopted from Foster Care: Parents’ Perspectives

Emma W. Needles, Clark University
Melissa H. Manley, Clark University
Reihonna L. Frost-Calhoun, Clark University
Abbie E. Goldberg, Clark University

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

‘Moving to Adoption’: Developing a Practice Programme to Support Positive Moves from Foster Care to Adoption.

Elsbeth Neil, University of East Anglia
Mary Beek, University of East Anglia
Gillian Schofield, University of East Anglia

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Waiting Child, Ready Parents: Parents’ Perceptions of Pre-Adoption Preparation for China’s Waiting Child Program and Child Well-Being

Sarah Elizabeth Neville, Tufts University
Ellen E. Pinderhughes, Tufts University

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Connections of Adoption Emotions to Close Relationship Development

Holly Grant-Marsney, Bridgewater State University
Rachel Daley
Harold D. Grotevant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Adoptive Mothers’ and Fathers’ Psychological Distress: Parenting Teens Adopted from Birth

Christina Sellers, Boston College School of Social Work
Adeline Wyman Battalen, Boston College School of Social Work
Lisa Fiorenzo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ruth G. McCoy, Boston College School of Social Work
Harold Grotevant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Infertility as a Reason for Adoption: A Descriptive Study

Jing Wang, University of California Riverside
Misaki N. Natsuaki, University of California Riverside
Leslie D. Leve, University of Oregon
Jeanae M. Neiderhiser, The Pennsylvania State University

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Adoption Status and Social Network Inequality: Disparities Among Adolescents in Foster Care

Richard Carbonaro, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Adverse Relinquishment & Adoption Experiences (ARAEs)

Marie Dolfi

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Building Peer to Peer Community

Diane Tomaz, Masachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
Bridget Chiaruttini
Joe Sandagato

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Using Administrative Data to Understand Longitudinal Post Adoption Outcomes

Nancy Rolock, University of Wisconson - Milwaukee, School of Social Work
Kevin White, East Carolina University
Kerrie Ocasio, Rutgers University
Lixia Zhang, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Rowena Fong, University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM