The District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency introduced me to the family of two documented here. Photojournalism and audio clips depict the growing bond between a mother and adopted daughter, with unshared pasts to foster a new feeling of home. They have been together for just over a year. At the Adoptions Together Family Connections Conference (Maryland, Fall 2013), this photographic experience will be replicated for other adoptive families. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources: Administration for Children and Families, show that a child not adopted by the age of eight or nine reduces the chance of being adopted by half. A prevailing misconception of youth having difficulty bonding to new families is being disproven by research. Neuroplasticity suggests the brain is not a static organ. Later child adoption works more than generally recognized. This presentation shows success in the first person.
|Advisor:||Sterner, Susan, Bulisova, Gabriela|
|Commitee:||Beasley, Toren, Elfers, Steve, Turner, Tyrone|
|School:||Corcoran College of Art + Design|
|Department:||New Media Photojournalism|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Journalism, Social work, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Adoption, Child and family services agency, Documentary, Domestic photography, Family, Neuroplasticity|
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