Changes in trajectories of physical growth in a domestic adoptees sample: a preliminary study

Pietro Ferrara, Costanza Cutrona, Ester Del Vescovo, Chiara Guadagno, Maria Elisa Amodeo, Ester Del-Vescovo

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Abstract

Internationally adopted infants experienced profound institutional deprivation in early infancy. Adoption may have a positive effect on child development, providing a massive catch-up growth in the developmental parameters. In this preliminary study we examined the effect of family deprivation on abandoned children placed in high quality foster care during infancy. We also investigated the presence of a growth delay in Italian domestic adoptees at the time of family placement and the potential physical recovery after adoption. Anthropometric measures (weight, length or height /head circumference) and Body Mass Index (BMI) were measured on arrival (T0) and 6 (T1), 12 (T2) and 24 months (T3) after adoption. The results show moderate delays in physical growth on the children’s arrival into the adoptive family and a significant catch-up growth in all auxological parameters from T0 to T3. This is one of few Italian studies that points out a positive change in trajectories of growth after child adoption.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)464-466
Numero di pagine3
RivistaTurkish Journal of Pediatrics
Volume60
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • domestic adoptive families, growth delay, adopted children, catch up growth

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