Abuse and Neglect of Adopted Children
79.4% of Abuse is Perpetrated By Parents, Adoptive Parents.
Especially in Infancy, the abuse consequences are easily seen as evidence in the child's behavior., Now MRI studies can show the abuse evidence in the MRI scans of the brains of children and adults.
Child neglect, often overlooked, is the most common form of child maltreatment. Most perpetrators of child abuse and neglect are the parents themselves. A total of 79.4% of the perpetrators of abused and neglected children are the parents of the victims, and of those 79.4% parents, 61% exclusively neglect their children. The physical, emotional, and cognitive developmental impacts from child neglect in early childhood can be detrimental as the effects from the neglect can carry on into adulthood.