About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Adoption's Cinderella Effect of Non-Biological Child Abuse


Cinderella Effect Theory

Full article at wikipedia.org/cinderella_effect

In evolutionary psychology, the Cinderella effect is the alleged higher incident of different forms of child-abuse and mistreatment by step and adoptive parents than by biological parents. It takes its name from the fairy tale character Cinderella. Evolutionary psychologists describe the effect as a remnant of an adaptive reproductive strategy among primates where males frequently kill the offspring of other males in order to bring their mothers into estrus, and give the male a chance to fertilize her himself. 

The United States indeed incur greatly elevated risk of child maltreatment of various sorts, especially lethal beatings".[4] Studies have found that not biologically related parents are up to a hundred times more likely to kill a child than biological parents.[5]
Powerful evidence in support of the Cinderella effect comes from the finding that when abusive parents have both step and genetic children, they generally spare their genetic children. In such families, stepchildren were exclusively targeted 9 out of 10 times in one study and in 19 of 22 in another.[6] In addition to displaying higher rates of negative behaviors of abuse toward Adoptees and stepchildren, stepparents display fewer positive behaviors toward step and adopted children than do the genetic parents. For example, on average, step parents invest less in education, play with stepchildren less, take stepchildren to the doctor less, 
This discrimination against step and adopted children is unusual compared to abuse statistics involving the overall population given "the following additional facts when child abuse is detected, it is often found that all the children in the home have been victimized; and (2) stepchildren are almost always the eldest children in the home, whereas the general (…) tendency in families of uniform parentage is for the youngest to be most frequent victims."