A literature review exploring the support available to address the emotional impact of loss that birth parents, of children who have been adopted, experience

Hack, Rebecca (2014) A literature review exploring the support available to address the emotional impact of loss that birth parents, of children who have been adopted, experience. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this independent research study was to explore the impact adoption has on the birth parents of children who have been adopted and the support that is available to them by gathering academic literature and then forming a literature review. Qualitative articles were accessed through online databases and then applied to CASP’s data analysis tool to ensure their validity before the writing of this literature review commenced. Findings and discussion were formed from the information in the articles. I discovered many findings through the research, the most significant of these being: feelings of loss and the associated grief had the most impact on the birth parents emotional wellbeing once their child had been adopted; that there is support available to birth parents not only throughout the adoption process but also post adoption; and that although support is available to birth parents following their child’s adoption there is a low uptake of these support services. From the findings and discussion I made appropriate recommendations.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:50
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15406

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