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Adoption Quarterly

Adoption Quarterly is an unparalleled forum for examining the issues related to adoption as viewed from a lifespan perspective, and of the psychological and social meanings of the word "family."

This international, multidisciplinary journal addresses continuity in adoption issues that are important to both practitioners and researchers, such as: negotiation of birth and adoptive family contact; identity formation in the context of adoption; adoption as a premier paradigm for studying the interactions of nature, nurture, and the lifelong development of the adoptee, and more.

Despite the importance of adoption in family formation and its considerable value as a paradigm for scientific study, there is no other scholarly journal specializing in this field.

Adoption Quarterly is welcoming submissions. Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article. Authors can also choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Could you be the next contributor to Adoption Quarterly?

Take a look at our instructions for authors to find out more about publishing with the journal. 

Publishing with Adoption Quarterly ensures:

  • Validation of your article with our robust peer review process
  • Global reach with an international readership
  • Immediate feedback on the impact of your research made in the community: track downloads, citations and the Altmetric Score of your article on My Authored Works.

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Adoption Quarterly is welcoming submissions. Find out how to submit your paper with our Instructions for Authors.