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Child abuse

Child abuse is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child by an adult, often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term child abuse and neglect.

There are many forms of abuse and neglect and many governments have developed their own legal definition of what constitutes child maltreatment for the purposes of removing a child or prosecuting a criminal charge.

The U.S.

National Adoption Center found that 52 percent of adoptable children (meaning those children in U.S. foster care freed for adoption) had symptoms of attachment disorder.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Child abuse", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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