The intended audience for my blog is families who are looking to adopt children. The goal is for them to be able to know what to expect when adopting children as well as have an idea of what the children may be feeling.
My first credible source is an article called "Genetic and Environmental Inﬂuences on Adult Life Outcomes: Evidence from the Texas Adoption Project" There are three authors for this article John C. Loehlin, Joseph M. Horn and Jody L. Ernst. The name of the journal is "Behavior Genetics" and the database I found it in is EBSCO. I believe that this source is credible because it lists the authors and has an extensive bibliography of sources used to write the article. The information presented is all factual. It is based on surveys and detailed research.
This article is useful for my topic for multiple reasons. It covers the topic of psychological issues in adopted children very well. It includes a survey taken of children who were adopted when they were young and then again when they were older. It goes into lots of details about what adopted children may face later in life as opposed to when they're young children.
My second credible source is an article called "Impact of Adoption on Adopted Persons." It is found on the http://www.childwelfare.gov website and the specific article can be located at http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_adimpact.cfm . This source is credible because for one it is from a government website. It gives a valid list of resources and it was published in 2004 so it is still recent. It is from the child welfare website so there's plenty of articles and publications out there to help families. It is credible for my topic because it provides a lot of useful information on the emotional problems adopted children face. It gives a list of recommended books for the audience to read that would also give more insight. The information would give me a lot of knowledge on these issues adopted children face.