Joining a new family: the views and experiences of young people placed with permanent families during middle childhood

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302077
Title:
Joining a new family: the views and experiences of young people placed with permanent families during middle childhood
Authors:
Dance, Cherilyn; Rushton, Alan
Abstract:
Cherilyn Dance and Alan Rushton report on the views of a group of young people who had joined adoptive or foster families some six years previously when they were between five and 11 years old (the Maudsley Follow-Up Study). The report focuses on the experience of joining a new family, family relationships and feelings of belonging. It was striking that it could take some young people a considerable length of time to feel settled; however, by the follow-up stage the great majority felt very much a part of their family. Several described their placement as an opportunity for a 'new start'. A small minority was less settled and expressed continued discomfort with their adoptive status. The authors discuss the direction of current practice and policy developments with reference to these findings.
Citation:
Dance, C., & Rushton, A. (2005) 'Joining a new family: The views and experiences of young people placed with permanent families during middle childhood' Adoption & Fostering Journal, 29(1), 18-28.
Publisher:
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Journal:
Adoption & Fostering Journal
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302077
DOI:
10.1177/030857590502900104
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/baaf/afj/2005/00000029/00000001/art00004
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0308-5759; 1740-469X
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDance, Cherilynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRushton, Alanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T11:21:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-23T11:21:20Z-
dc.date.issued2005-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationDance, C., & Rushton, A. (2005) 'Joining a new family: The views and experiences of young people placed with permanent families during middle childhood' Adoption & Fostering Journal, 29(1), 18-28.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0308-5759-
dc.identifier.issn1740-469X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/030857590502900104-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/302077-
dc.description.abstractCherilyn Dance and Alan Rushton report on the views of a group of young people who had joined adoptive or foster families some six years previously when they were between five and 11 years old (the Maudsley Follow-Up Study). The report focuses on the experience of joining a new family, family relationships and feelings of belonging. It was striking that it could take some young people a considerable length of time to feel settled; however, by the follow-up stage the great majority felt very much a part of their family. Several described their placement as an opportunity for a 'new start'. A small minority was less settled and expressed continued discomfort with their adoptive status. The authors discuss the direction of current practice and policy developments with reference to these findings.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Association for Adoption and Fosteringen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/baaf/afj/2005/00000029/00000001/art00004en_GB
dc.subjectadoptionen_GB
dc.subjectfosteringen_GB
dc.subjectchildren viewsen_GB
dc.subjectlate permanent placementen_GB
dc.subjectparent-child relationshipsen_GB
dc.subjectplacementen_GB
dc.titleJoining a new family: the views and experiences of young people placed with permanent families during middle childhooden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAdoption & Fostering Journalen_GB
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