The well-being of adopted children is socially considered "Guaranteed" in the society's view of child adoption. Although each of the fifty states in the U.S. publish yearly, a compiled and combined report to congress titled "The Maltreatment of Adopted and Foster Children" which supplies the years statistics of abuse and deaths of foster and adopted children police and coroner's death reports from each state. In 2000 the U.S. Census began to track populations of adopted, foster and non-biological children in family census data reports to assist in identifying the number one population at risk for child abuse and death by homicide. The surfacing truth and risk for abuse and death of non-biological children send a clear message of reality to the public's denial of non-biological children's risk of death where they were believed by society to be special and wanted but at risk for being murdered by the parents and caregivers that are paid to care for their adopted welfare.
Below is a map of social psychology measures in personal contentment and well-being in the general public, which non-biological foster and adopted children stand outside of these norms, social values and concerns for psychological growth constituting what it means to achieve personal well-being.
SOCIAL WELL BEING:
Background in well-being
Psychology in well-being
Education and well-being
Ethnic identity and well-being
Individual roles and well-being
- Develop your potential
- Feel a greater sense of control over your life
- Develop a sense of purpose
- Experience positive relationships
- Be more productive and engaged
- Have more positive thoughts and emotions like interest, confidence and affection.
- Increase your attention span
- Generate more ideas
- See the bigger picture more easily
- Be more creative and flexible in your thinking
- Experience the state of Flow