The complex tapestry of relationships which surround adoptive families: A case study.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis small-scale study examines the experiences encountered by a group ofparentsintheirendeavourstosupporttheirchildrentosettleandthrive, both infamily lifeand school.The study identiﬁes how a ‘complextapestry of relationships’ exists both within and beyond adoptive families, which inﬂuences children’s developmental and educational outcomes. Conﬂicting relationships emerged between: foster carers and adoptive parents, paired siblings, and adoptive parents and teachers. Enhanced understanding of the complexities and tensions which may exist will help school practitioners to identify approaches and strategies that can be used with children and families to promote adopted children’s self- identity, well-being and their capacity to function and learn inside classrooms.
CitationHamilton, P. & Forgacs-Pritchard, K. (2020). The complex tapestry of relationships which surround adoptive families: A case study. Education 3-13.
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Education 3-13 on 17/03/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2020.1742186
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