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Correspondence: Emory University, plantis@emory.edu

Dr. Patricia Lantis is a pediatric hospitalist with 22 years of experience taking care of hospitalized children.

The author wishes to thank all of the circles of care that enabled her family to heal and bond. She also wishes to thank her fellow adoptive parents who have traveled this road with her and her family.



  • ACEs
  • Adoption
  • Childhood trauma
  • Community
  • Families
  • Post adoption support

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Post Adoption Support of Families Caring for Traumatized Children


Journal Title:

Journal of Applied Research on Children


Volume 9, Number 1


, Pages 1-9

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Article | Final Publisher PDF


Parents adopting traumatized children from foster care or from other settings have unique needs for post adoption support. This paper seeks to present those needs from the unique viewpoint of an adoptive physician mother. Circles of care around the child include the family, the community and wider systems of support.

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