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Uppmärksammas fosterföräldrarnas egna barn vid en familjehemsutredning?

Appelqvist, Mona-Lisa (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to look into whether any attention is paid to the biological children in foster families when the investigation about foster home is made. I did some qualitative interviews with six foster home-investigators, working in five different municipalities. Some of the main questions have been: Do the investigator meet the biological children during an investigation? Are the children´s opinions taken into consideration? Is the suitability of a foster home judged even from the biological children´s perspective?

It was shown that it could happen that a foster home was not approved, if it for some reasons should be a negative experience for the biological children, if a foster child would be placed in their home. All... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to look into whether any attention is paid to the biological children in foster families when the investigation about foster home is made. I did some qualitative interviews with six foster home-investigators, working in five different municipalities. Some of the main questions have been: Do the investigator meet the biological children during an investigation? Are the children´s opinions taken into consideration? Is the suitability of a foster home judged even from the biological children´s perspective?

It was shown that it could happen that a foster home was not approved, if it for some reasons should be a negative experience for the biological children, if a foster child would be placed in their home. All the six persons in my interviews thought that it is important to take the biological children´s opinions into consideration, and that the family is not suitable to be a foster home if not all of the family members have a positive attitude. But it was only two of the interviewed persons who always talk separately with the biological children when they meet. The other investigators ask the parents what their own children think about getting foster siblings. (Less)
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author
Appelqvist, Mona-Lisa
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
fosterföräldrar, biologiska barn, familjehem, familjehemsutredning, Ingrid Höjer, Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
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1326840
date added to LUP
2006-06-12
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2006-06-12
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to look into whether any attention is paid to the biological children in foster families when the investigation about foster home is made. I did some qualitative interviews with six foster home-investigators, working in five different municipalities. Some of the main questions have been: Do the investigator meet the biological children during an investigation? Are the children´s opinions taken into consideration? Is the suitability of a foster home judged even from the biological children´s perspective?

It was shown that it could happen that a foster home was not approved, if it for some reasons should be a negative experience for the biological children, if a foster child would be placed in their home. All the six persons in my interviews thought that it is important to take the biological children´s opinions into consideration, and that the family is not suitable to be a foster home if not all of the family members have a positive attitude. But it was only two of the interviewed persons who always talk separately with the biological children when they meet. The other investigators ask the parents what their own children think about getting foster siblings.},
  author       = {Appelqvist, Mona-Lisa},
  keyword      = {fosterföräldrar,biologiska barn,familjehem,familjehemsutredning,Ingrid Höjer,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Uppmärksammas fosterföräldrarnas egna barn vid en familjehemsutredning?},
  year         = {2006},
}