DEFINITION: "Adopted Child Abuse"
Adopted Child Abuse Is Abuse, Maltreatment and death of Adopted Children, Perpetrated By the Adoptive Parent's, In the U.S. Social Service Approved Adoptive Home.
Abuse Prior to the adoption of the adopted child,
Is not applicable to the term adopted child abuse.
Adopted Child Abuse:
....Is the maltreatment perpetrated by the legally approved adoptive parents of their legally adopted child;
Maltreatment Encompassing: verbal, physical, sexual and emotional abuse resulting in physical harm and injury; Psychological assault, emotional damage and to the extent of psychological hospitalization, clinical death and/or prolonged vegetative state.,
The neglect and failure to protect, or provide safety, provide basic sustenance, or refusal to provide; Including basic needs of food, clothing and shelter., Emotional encouragement, nurturing and emotional regulation and support, Including the provision of safety, age appropriate proximity, parental supervision and child protection from threat, fear and from the potential for child harm, Injury and death at the hands of family and extended family members, familiars within social group contexts, protection in public social sectors and child protection and safety from outside elements, environments, learning and care-giving institutions that have the potential to harm a child without parental over-site, awareness or protection of the non-biological adopted child.
Non-Biological, Foster and Adopted Children In the United States are the #1 statistical target for abuse, maltreatment and death.
(U.S. Congress for Child Maltreatment & Death Statistics,
(50 State's Yearly Maltreatment Report to Congress)
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Federal Law
- "Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or
- "An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."