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Pennsylvania Adoptees Longitudinal Study (PALS)

This study will examine various factors within the home of children adopted from the child welfare system between the ages of 4 and 10 that may impact their development. The first visit will occur via Penn State Health Zoom; the second visit is optional will occur within 4 weeks of the first visit at the Transforming Lives of Children Center in Harrisburg, PA; and the third visit will occur one year after the first visit, when research staff will travel to participants' homes. This research will help understand the factors that impact the development of children adopted from the child welfare system and how we may better serve these children and their families.
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Inclusion Criteria:
Child age between 4 and 10
Child legally adopted by the caregiver
The same caregiver will participate in each of the visits
Exclusion Criteria:
Child diagnosed with intellectual disability
A legally adoptive caregiver is a biological relative of the child
Mental & Behavioral Health, Children's Health
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Altoona, PA
Carlisle, PA
DuBois, PA
Erie, PA
Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Hazleton, PA
Hershey, PA
Mont Alto, PA
Reading, PA
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Sharon, PA
State College, PA
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area, PA
Williamsport, PA
York, PA