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Adopterade till Sverige - En kvalitativ studie av fyra adopterades erfarenheter och upplevelser

Törnkrantz, Sara LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Sara Törnkrantz
Title: Adopted to Sweden, A qualitative analysis of four adoptees experience
Supervisor: Staffan Blomberg
Assessor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson


The aim of this study was to examine and analyze experiences that four people have of being adopted to Sweden. More specifically its aim was to try to understand why some of the adopted are showing mental illness and having mixed feelings of having two countries to relate to. I decided to do a qualitative content analyze on two autobiographies. The books are written by people who are adopted from South Korea and are describing their experiences of being adopted. I also decided to do two interviews with people who haven't wrote a book and that haven't sought their origin.... (More)
Author: Sara Törnkrantz
Title: Adopted to Sweden, A qualitative analysis of four adoptees experience
Supervisor: Staffan Blomberg
Assessor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson


The aim of this study was to examine and analyze experiences that four people have of being adopted to Sweden. More specifically its aim was to try to understand why some of the adopted are showing mental illness and having mixed feelings of having two countries to relate to. I decided to do a qualitative content analyze on two autobiographies. The books are written by people who are adopted from South Korea and are describing their experiences of being adopted. I also decided to do two interviews with people who haven't wrote a book and that haven't sought their origin. The analyze of the empirical material was based on four themes that I thought captured what I wanted to get from the study. The themes were background, origin, categorization and discrimination. The social construction theory and the stigma theory were used in the analysis of the material. The responders in the study differs by age and what country there from. All of them have sought their roots in some way, and all of them have experience of a discriminating behavior in Sweden. The study shows that it's many different factors that you have to take in consideration when you analyze an adopted person's situation. Factors like age of the child when being adopted and what country the child is from are of importance. Other factors that can be of meaning are the culture change and the treatment of the adopted in Sweden. One conclusion of the study is that every adopted child is unique and special, and we must not tar everyone with the same brush. That is a very importing thing not to forget. (Less)
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author
Törnkrantz, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Adoption, international adoption origin categorization discrimination social constructivism The stigma theory Adoption, Internationell adoption, Ursprung, Kategorisering, Diskriminering, Socialkonstruktivism, Stigma teori
language
Swedish
id
3812970
date added to LUP
2013-06-18 11:37:41
date last changed
2013-07-08 11:33:48
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  abstract     = {Author: Sara Törnkrantz
Title: Adopted to Sweden, A qualitative analysis of four adoptees experience
Supervisor: Staffan Blomberg
Assessor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson 


The aim of this study was to examine and analyze experiences that four people have of being adopted to Sweden. More specifically its aim was to try to understand why some of the adopted are showing mental illness and having mixed feelings of having two countries to relate to. I decided to do a qualitative content analyze on two autobiographies. The books are written by people who are adopted from South Korea and are describing their experiences of being adopted. I also decided to do two interviews with people who haven't wrote a book and that haven't sought their origin. The analyze of the empirical material was based on four themes that I thought captured what I wanted to get from the study. The themes were background, origin, categorization and discrimination. The social construction theory and the stigma theory were used in the analysis of the material. The responders in the study differs by age and what country there from. All of them have sought their roots in some way, and all of them have experience of a discriminating behavior in Sweden. The study shows that it's many different factors that you have to take in consideration when you analyze an adopted person's situation. Factors like age of the child when being adopted and what country the child is from are of importance. Other factors that can be of meaning are the culture change and the treatment of the adopted in Sweden. One conclusion of the study is that every adopted child is unique and special, and we must not tar everyone with the same brush. That is a very importing thing not to forget.},
  author       = {Törnkrantz, Sara},
  keyword      = {Adoption,international adoption origin categorization discrimination social constructivism The stigma theory Adoption,Internationell adoption,Ursprung,Kategorisering,Diskriminering,Socialkonstruktivism,Stigma teori},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Adopterade till Sverige - En kvalitativ studie av fyra adopterades erfarenheter och upplevelser},
  year         = {2013},
}