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Man har henne bara till låns: Adoptivföräldrars förhållningssätt till föräldraskapet och sina barns biologiska ursprung
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how adoptive parents related to parenting and how they related to their children’s biological origin. Issues that were used were how adoptive parents described their own parenting, how they described their own thoughts about their children eventually wanting to search their biological origin and how adoptive parents described the child´s country of birth attitudes towards adoptees wishes to search their biological origin. The method used was qualitative research interviews. The theory that was used for analyzing the collected data was attachment theory. Results from the study showed that the interviewees had different opinions on how adoptive parenting was understood. The varying interview answers from the interviewees show that there is no general picture of what is specific to be an adoptive parent compared to a biological parent. At the same time, the data shows that all interviewees had experienced specific situations about their parenting that distinguishes them as adoptive parents. The results also showed that the adoptive parents are very positive about their children biological origin. Furthermore, results also showed that attitudes towards adoptees wishes to search their biological origin vary depending on the country of birth.

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2010. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Adoption, adoptive parents, parenting, attachment, biological origin, roots
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-43312OAI: diva2:355632
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-10-19 Created: 2010-10-07 Last updated: 2010-10-19Bibliographically approved

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