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Att blir förälder till ett barn som redan finns: En kvalitativ studie om föräldrar som adopterat och deras upplevelse av sitt föräldraskap
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

 

Becoming an adoptive parent is not always easy. There are positive and negative factors affecting the parent’s experience. The aim of this study is to examine being an adoptive parent to an internationally adopted child based on association, parenthood and ethnic belonging. Frame of interpretation consists of attachment and separations, parenthood and family and ethnic origin and belonging. In order to fulfil the purpose of the study qualitative interviews were made. The selection consisted of six adoptive families that were separately interviewed, one occasion each. The result indicated that some families did not experience any specific difficulties in their parenting whereas other families did. The experiences differed between those who had adopted an older child and those who had adopted a younger child. Association was considered a long and time consuming process. The parents did not consider it to be anything special about being and adoptive parent but they mentioned that the child at the homecoming displayed symptoms from having gone through an adoption. The reaction from the surroundings had not affected the families to any extent worth mentioning but they still expressed that the child’s appearance was important as they wished the child to be similar looking. The conclusion is therefore that it is something special about being an adoptive parent.

 

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2009. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
adoptive parents, international adoption, attachment theory, parenting, ethnicity
Keyword [sv]
adoptivförälder, internationella adoptioner, anknytning, föräldraskap, etnicitet
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-7349ISRN: ORU-JPS/SA--GY-2009/0056--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-7349DiVA: diva2:224660
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Available from: 2009-07-07 Created: 2009-06-21 Last updated: 2009-07-07Bibliographically approved

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