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Att vara adopterad - En studie om adopterades syn på adoption ur ett utvecklingsperspektiv

Gustafsson, Anna LU and Hovöre, Fredrik LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of adopted adults concerning their childhood, the search for origin and opinions on adoption and what influence these aspects have had on their lives. The method used was semi-structured interviews and the people interviewed were all adopted adults. To analyse our results we used John Bowlby´s “attachment theory”. During our interviews another aspect of adoption became clear. Adopted adults gratitude towards their adoptive parents had an impact on all of the respondents’ lives. Other results gained from the study were that a secure childhood with supportive and caring adoptive parents will create a well-functioning adult who is likely to think positively about adoption. The opposite is... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of adopted adults concerning their childhood, the search for origin and opinions on adoption and what influence these aspects have had on their lives. The method used was semi-structured interviews and the people interviewed were all adopted adults. To analyse our results we used John Bowlby´s “attachment theory”. During our interviews another aspect of adoption became clear. Adopted adults gratitude towards their adoptive parents had an impact on all of the respondents’ lives. Other results gained from the study were that a secure childhood with supportive and caring adoptive parents will create a well-functioning adult who is likely to think positively about adoption. The opposite is true for adopted adult who have had a hard rearing. They tend to think more negatively about adoption and some have even experienced separation anxiety or depression. All respondents have shown interest in their origin but those who had the most unfulfilling childhood tended to be more interested in actually seeking their roots. It emerged many different opinions on how adoptions should be organized but one thing the respondents had in common was that follow-ups and support from the Swedish authorities should improve. (Less)
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author
Gustafsson, Anna LU and Hovöre, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
roots, follow-ups, gratitude, childhood, adoption
language
Swedish
id
1414500
date added to LUP
2009-06-16 11:55:57
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2009-06-16 11:55:57
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of adopted adults concerning their childhood, the search for origin and opinions on adoption and what influence these aspects have had on their lives. The method used was semi-structured interviews and the people interviewed were all adopted adults. To analyse our results we used John Bowlby´s “attachment theory”. During our interviews another aspect of adoption became clear. Adopted adults gratitude towards their adoptive parents had an impact on all of the respondents’ lives. Other results gained from the study were that a secure childhood with supportive and caring adoptive parents will create a well-functioning adult who is likely to think positively about adoption. The opposite is true for adopted adult who have had a hard rearing. They tend to think more negatively about adoption and some have even experienced separation anxiety or depression. All respondents have shown interest in their origin but those who had the most unfulfilling childhood tended to be more interested in actually seeking their roots. It emerged many different opinions on how adoptions should be organized but one thing the respondents had in common was that follow-ups and support from the Swedish authorities should improve.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Anna and Hovöre, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {roots,follow-ups,gratitude,childhood,adoption},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att vara adopterad - En studie om adopterades syn på adoption ur ett utvecklingsperspektiv},
  year         = {2009},
}