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Title: When adoption disrupts: Views & experiences of adoptive mothers
Author: Sweetman, Claire
ISNI:       0000 0001 3493 9874
Awarding Body: Harris Manchester College
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2007
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An increasing number of looked-after children are being placed for adoption in accordance with the government drive to increase permanency for children in local authority care. Unfortunately it is estimated that approximately one fifth of all adoptive placements end in disruption. Previous studies attempting to identify factors associated with disruption have tended to focus on demographic details and assessment data to predict increased risk. Few attempts have been made to explore the phenomenon in more depth by considering the views and accounts of the individuals involved. This study explores the experience of adoption disruption from the perspective of the adoptive mothers. It considers their understanding of the main contributing factors and their views on how services could be improved.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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