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Vuxnas erfarenheter av fosterhemsplacering som barn

Hansson, Josefina LU and Andersson, Amanda LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of our research was to focus on children that were placed in foster care and from
their experiences understand how that affected them in their adult life.
The method of our choice for the report was a qualitative content analysis. In our report we
have used empirical data from four autobiographies written by adults placed in foster care as
children. A conclusion was that all adults had sometime experienced inferiority towards the
social worker. It was shown that the adults that were placed in foster care as a child had not
had the possibility to influence decisions made regarding their placements. Further, the foster
children saw themselves as different to other children that were not in foster care. Their
feelings of... (More)
The purpose of our research was to focus on children that were placed in foster care and from
their experiences understand how that affected them in their adult life.
The method of our choice for the report was a qualitative content analysis. In our report we
have used empirical data from four autobiographies written by adults placed in foster care as
children. A conclusion was that all adults had sometime experienced inferiority towards the
social worker. It was shown that the adults that were placed in foster care as a child had not
had the possibility to influence decisions made regarding their placements. Further, the foster
children saw themselves as different to other children that were not in foster care. Their
feelings of being different were confirmed when they were discriminated by various means.
As adults they described a fear of not being allowed to stay with their foster families at the
same time as they found it difficult to adjust to the family’s rules and norms. They felt affinity
with the foster family, but also felt as being part of it. (Less)
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author
Hansson, Josefina LU and Andersson, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Foster care, foster children, foster family and experience
language
Swedish
id
4940618
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2015-02-03 12:58:51
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  abstract     = {The purpose of our research was to focus on children that were placed in foster care and from
their experiences understand how that affected them in their adult life.
The method of our choice for the report was a qualitative content analysis. In our report we
have used empirical data from four autobiographies written by adults placed in foster care as
children. A conclusion was that all adults had sometime experienced inferiority towards the
social worker. It was shown that the adults that were placed in foster care as a child had not
had the possibility to influence decisions made regarding their placements. Further, the foster
children saw themselves as different to other children that were not in foster care. Their
feelings of being different were confirmed when they were discriminated by various means.
As adults they described a fear of not being allowed to stay with their foster families at the
same time as they found it difficult to adjust to the family’s rules and norms. They felt affinity
with the foster family, but also felt as being part of it.},
  author       = {Hansson, Josefina and Andersson, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Foster care,foster children,foster family and experience},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vuxnas erfarenheter av fosterhemsplacering som barn},
  year         = {2015},
}