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Ifrågasatt föräldraskap? - om homoadoption i familjerätten

Lysek, Paulina LU and Madsen, Cia LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
When the law that allowed same-sex couples register as partners gained legal force, the possibility for being considered as adoptive parents also opened up. This raised the question of whether homosexuals should be treated differently during the adoption proceedings. In this essay we have chosen to investigate the adoption social workers perception regarding family and sexual orientation and how this is assessed and valued in the best interests of the child. We have chosen to analyze the information from a queer theoretical perspective which highlights how a hetero-normative culture, sexuality, sex and gender, interact with each other. We have chosen a qualitative approach because we were interested in discovering what beliefs and... (More)
When the law that allowed same-sex couples register as partners gained legal force, the possibility for being considered as adoptive parents also opened up. This raised the question of whether homosexuals should be treated differently during the adoption proceedings. In this essay we have chosen to investigate the adoption social workers perception regarding family and sexual orientation and how this is assessed and valued in the best interests of the child. We have chosen to analyze the information from a queer theoretical perspective which highlights how a hetero-normative culture, sexuality, sex and gender, interact with each other. We have chosen a qualitative approach because we were interested in discovering what beliefs and attitudes social workers have regarding homosexual parenting while looking upon this matter from a child’s point of view. One of the conclusions we have made is that all social workers believe that homosexual couples should not be treated differently than heterosexual couples but they are obligated to look further into the representation of their immediate surroundings. We also came to the conclusion that the majority of the adoption social workers believe that it is important for the adopted child to have both male and female role models during their upbringing. Our last conclusion is that the majority of social workers believe that adopted children from abroad will have an additional burden to carry if they are placed in a homosexual family. (Less)
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author
Lysek, Paulina LU and Madsen, Cia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Contested parenthood? - gay adoption in social work
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
gayadoption, family constellation, sex, sexuality, gender
language
Swedish
id
1418554
date added to LUP
2009-06-30 10:36:16
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2009-06-30 10:36:16
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  abstract     = {When the law that allowed same-sex couples register as partners gained legal force, the possibility for being considered as adoptive parents also opened up. This raised the question of whether homosexuals should be treated differently during the adoption proceedings. In this essay we have chosen to investigate the adoption social workers perception regarding family and sexual orientation and how this is assessed and valued in the best interests of the child. We have chosen to analyze the information from a queer theoretical perspective which highlights how a hetero-normative culture, sexuality, sex and gender, interact with each other. We have chosen a qualitative approach because we were interested in discovering what beliefs and attitudes social workers have regarding homosexual parenting while looking upon this matter from a child’s point of view. One of the conclusions we have made is that all social workers believe that homosexual couples should not be treated differently than heterosexual couples but they are obligated to look further into the representation of their immediate surroundings. We also came to the conclusion that the majority of the adoption social workers believe that it is important for the adopted child to have both male and female role models during their upbringing. Our last conclusion is that the majority of social workers believe that adopted children from abroad will have an additional burden to carry if they are placed in a homosexual family.},
  author       = {Lysek, Paulina and Madsen, Cia},
  keyword      = {gayadoption,family constellation,sex,sexuality,gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ifrågasatt föräldraskap? - om homoadoption i familjerätten},
  year         = {2009},
}