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Föräldrautbildning för adoptivföräldrar: För adoptivbarnets bästa?

Bengtsson, Mette and Nilsson, Ellen (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

The purpose of this essay was to study the parental education for adoptive parents. It´s provided by law since 1/1-2005 that parents have to participate in this education-program before they adopt. We wanted to look at what caused the change and made the education compulsory and to find out where the initiative came from, what purpose the education is supposed to fulfil, if it can facilitate for adopted children during their growth and whether the parental education can support the idea of what is best for a certain child always has to come first, according to the UN convention on the Rights of the child and the Haag-convention.

The study was based on eight qualitative interviews, four with social workers, three with... (More)
Abstract

The purpose of this essay was to study the parental education for adoptive parents. It´s provided by law since 1/1-2005 that parents have to participate in this education-program before they adopt. We wanted to look at what caused the change and made the education compulsory and to find out where the initiative came from, what purpose the education is supposed to fulfil, if it can facilitate for adopted children during their growth and whether the parental education can support the idea of what is best for a certain child always has to come first, according to the UN convention on the Rights of the child and the Haag-convention.

The study was based on eight qualitative interviews, four with social workers, three with representatives of adoption-organisations and one with a representative of the public authority of international adoption (MIA). The conclusions of our study are that there is a risk that the education can not fulfil its purpose to prepare parents for their task, that it looses the idea of what´s best for the child and focuses on the parent instead. It seems to be more of a try out to not violate conventions signed and thereby fulfil a symbolic purpose. (Less)
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author
Bengtsson, Mette and Nilsson, Ellen
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organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
adoptivföräldrar, adoption, adoptivbarn, Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
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1328140
date added to LUP
2006-02-20
date last changed
2006-02-20
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  abstract     = {Abstract

The purpose of this essay was to study the parental education for adoptive parents. It´s provided by law since 1/1-2005 that parents have to participate in this education-program before they adopt. We wanted to look at what caused the change and made the education compulsory and to find out where the initiative came from, what purpose the education is supposed to fulfil, if it can facilitate for adopted children during their growth and whether the parental education can support the idea of what is best for a certain child always has to come first, according to the UN convention on the Rights of the child and the Haag-convention.

The study was based on eight qualitative interviews, four with social workers, three with representatives of adoption-organisations and one with a representative of the public authority of international adoption (MIA). The conclusions of our study are that there is a risk that the education can not fulfil its purpose to prepare parents for their task, that it looses the idea of what´s best for the child and focuses on the parent instead. It seems to be more of a try out to not violate conventions signed and thereby fulfil a symbolic purpose.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Mette and Nilsson, Ellen},
  keyword      = {adoptivföräldrar,adoption,adoptivbarn,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Föräldrautbildning för adoptivföräldrar: För adoptivbarnets bästa?},
  year         = {2006},
}