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What happens in the foster family?
Författare och institution:
Ingrid Höjer (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Adoption and Fostering, 28 ( 1 ) s. 38-48
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
The fostering assignment may have a great impact on the inner dynamics of the foster family. In a study made by Ingrid Höjer at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work, 366 foster carers (192 women and 174 men) answered a questionnaire and the wife and husband in 17 foster families were interviewed. Through fostering men and women became engaged in a kind of teamwork where both partners were working towards a mutual goal. This partnership seemed to increase the closeness between the couple. Women mainly initiated fostering, but men eventually became equally engaged. Both male and female carers were committed to the fostering task, which at times made it hard for them to combine foster care with parental engagement for their own children. Biological children had less access to parental time and attention, as the problems of their foster siblings had to be the first priority for their parents.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
fostering, foster carers' children, Sweden