Do teens who were adopted have healthy self-esteem?

Michele Borba
One of largest studies ever conducted on adoption was conducted by the Search Institute and is called "Growing Up Adopted."

The study included over 880 adolescents who were adopted as infants and found that most developed psychological well-being that roughly equaled 12 to 18 year olds who were not adopted.

What's more, 55 percent of the adopted teens reported high self-esteem and self-understanding compared with 45 percent of the teens.

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