"Adopted child syndrome" is a controversial term used to explain some problems that adopted children may encounter. It was created to describe the various psychological and emotional hardships that an adopted child may go through. It is characterized by attachment disorders and deviant behaviors such as inability to accept authority, stealing, lying, and violence.
Typically, there are times adopted children cannot be expressive enough to share their trauma with other people, including foster parents, and will find other negative ways to express their deep-seated emotions.
Symptoms of adopted child syndrome include:
Feelings of grief and rejection
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