A guide for health professionals working with
immigrant and refugee children and youth

International Adoption:  Tools and Resources


Web resources

Further reading


  • Chicoine J.F. & Lemieux J. (2012) : Point de vue sur l’adoption des enfants dits « à besoins spéciaux», No 2-3, SSI/CRI février-mars, Suisse
  • Chicoine JF, Tessier D. International adoption. In: Keystone J, ed. Travel Medicine, 3rd edn. London: Elsevier, 2012.
  • Levy-Soussan P. (2010) : Destins de l’adoption. Fayard, Paris, France.
  • Marinopoulos S. et al. (2003) : Moïse, Œdipe et Superman : de l’abandon à l’adoption, Fayard, Paris.
  • Miller LC. The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Parental stress

  • Gagnon-Oosterwaal N, Cossette L, Smolla N., et al. (2012): Pre-adoption adversity and self-reported behavior problems in 7-year-old international adoptees. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 2012 43(4):648-60.


  • Pomerleau A, Malcuit G, Chicoine JF, et al. Health status, cognitive and motor development of young children adopted from China, East Asia and Russia across the first six months after adoption. Int J Behav Dev 2005;29(5): 445-57.


  • Gray D. (2002) Attaching in adoption, Perspectives Press Copyright. Trad. Fr. (2007): Attachement et adoption. De Boeck, Bruxelles.
  • Lemieux J. (2013) : La normalité adoptive : la connaître, la comprendre et la célébrer Québec Amérique, Qc., Canada
  • Rygaard N.P. (2007) : L’enfant abandonné–Guide de traitement des troubles de l’attachement, 2nd Ed. De Boeck, Bruxelles.
  • Schofield G, Beek M. Attachment Handbook for Foster Care and Adoption. London: British Association for Adoption and Fostering, 2006.


  • Cecilia Baxter, MD

Last updated: April, 2018

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