Chronological age determination for adopted children

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Pedersen, Cec. 2004. Chronological age determination for adopted children. Unpublished.
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Chronological age determination for adopted children

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AuthorPedersen, Cec
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages6
Year2004
PublisherUnpublished
Abstract

This paper has been prepared as a submission to the Queensland Intercountry Adoption Unit regarding policy development for requests to amend a child’s date of birth. The paper focuses on issues of chronological age determination and some psychological and social issues that emerge in relation to adoptive parents request for an amendment of a child’s age. Although there is a strong delineation made between chronological (biological) and developmental age assessments, this paper does not specifically address the intricacies involved in developmental age assessments. Rather, the focus is on available tests and their validity for estimating chronological age.

Keywordschronological age; developmental age; adoption; intercountry
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020449999. Other human society not elsewhere classified
520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
321399. Paediatrics not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Management and Organisational Behaviour
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