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Adoption & Fostering
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.313
Number of Followers: 17  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0308-5759 - ISSN (Online) 1740-469X
Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [1176 journals]
  • Departing thoughts

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      Authors: Roger Bullock
      Pages: 363 - 364
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 363-364, December 2022.

      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:55:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221140896
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Contact between children absent in state care and their families: The
           parents’ perspective

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      Authors: Gary Clapton, Jennifer Simpson, Catriona Grant
      Pages: 365 - 382
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 365-382, December 2022.
      This paper reports on survey work and group discussion by a Scottish parent-led support group (Parents Advocacy and Rights – PAR) that supports parents with children in the care system. A previous paper has been published discussing an overview of the survey results (www.pfan.uk/uncovering-the-pain/). The present paper delves further into parents’ particular experiences of contact. The responses are preceded by a critical retrospective of the concept of contact. Our retrospective covers the language of contact, contact’s origins, continuing confusions of meaning and the lack of appreciation of the parental experience and points to the artificiality of contact, the impracticalities of contact arrangements and the toll taken by these. We conclude by pointing out that we are in the fourth decade of recommendations about contact between parents and children in state care. We make the observations that there is a continuing failure to empathise with parents’ experience of deprivation and loss, a lack of comprehension of the depth of detriment to parental identity caused by the process and practices of contact and avoidance of discussion of the damage to the parent–child relationship which, irrespective of the ultimate destination of a child in state care, cannot be obliterated.
      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:55:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221138107
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Characteristics of breastfeeding by adoptive mothers: Description of the
           phenomenon in Poland and worldwide

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      Authors: Natalia Róża Anuszkiewicz, Beata Sztyber, Barbara Baranowska
      Pages: 397 - 412
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 397-412, December 2022.
      The breastfeeding of adopted children is a rare phenomenon but one that deserves attention because of its potential benefits. The aim of this study was to gather information on the breastfeeding of adopted children in Poland and in other high-income countries and to identify its determinants. Milk banks, adoption centres and forums for breastfeeding mothers were surveyed. The research revealed a high level of interest in the issue among adoptive mothers and a simultaneous lack of information on the part of the employees of adoption centres and milk banks. The study concluded that: (1) adoptive mothers are interested in breastfeeding their adoptive children. They should therefore be equipped with the relevant knowledge and tools to enable them to try to breastfeed; (2) the prevalence of adoptive breastfeeding is similar in Poland and worldwide, but in other developed countries the necessary information is more widely available; (3) milk banks in Poland and around the world do not include adopted children among their beneficiaries; and (4) the idea of adoptive breastfeeding is not promoted by Polish adoption centres, so it is essential to start popularising it.
      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:55:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221138577
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Foster caring as ‘professional parenting’: A grounded theory of the
           relationships between parent and professional in long-term foster care

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      Authors: Megan Hollett, Alex Hassett, Virginia Lumsden
      Pages: 413 - 436
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 413-436, December 2022.
      Whilst it has been suggested that fostering involves being both a parent and a professional, little is known about how foster carers manage these roles. This study aimed to develop an explanatory theory and model of the processes involved in fostering looked after children and the relationship between the roles of parent and professional. Ten foster carers offering intended long-term placements to looked after children and five social care professionals who provide support to foster carers were interviewed. Data were analysed using grounded theory. A preliminary model was developed which suggested that the relationship between the two roles changed over time. Many described initially identifying with the parental role before experiencing challenges that necessitated also taking a professional one. Over time, these separate roles appeared to blend and become interconnected, such that foster carers became ‘professional–parents’. These findings extend our understanding of the complexity of the foster carer role and may link to existing role theories. They may also have important clinical implications for the support and training of foster carers, particularly in the early stages of the fostering journey. Further research, including the use of more diverse samples, is needed to extend these findings.
      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:54:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221139490
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • A support-based measure of adult attachment: Links between the Attachment
           Style Interview and an observational measure of parenting in a sample of
           at-risk mothers

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      Authors: Teresa Ostler, Min Zhan, Elisa Bronfman
      Pages: 437 - 454
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 437-454, December 2022.
      The Attachment Style Interview (ASI) is increasingly being used to assess parenting suitability in adoption and fostering settings. More research is needed, however, to establish how the ASI relates to parenting behaviour. This study addressed this need by examining the relations between the ASI and an observational measure of parenting behaviour in 66 women with children between the ages of one and six years in the US. The Atypical Maternal Behavior Instrument for Assessment and Classification (AMBIANCE) provided an overall assessment of five disrupted parenting behavioural dimensions: (1) intrusive/negative; (2) role confused; (3) fearful/disoriented; (4) withdrawing; and (5) affective communication errors. A secure adult attachment style was associated with optimal parenting. Two insecure attachment styles, the insecure angry–dismissive and insecure enmeshed styles, were linked to disrupted parenting behaviours. Mothers with disrupted parenting struggled to make and maintain supportive relationships with close others. In addition, they were highly mistrustful of others and evidenced psychological constraints about closeness and attitudes of anger, and extreme self-reliance or contradictory attitudes about help and self-reliance. The findings were upheld in multivariate analyses which included maternal depression and other significant demographic variables. The study provides strong support for the utility of ASI as one useful assessment tool for fostering and adoption settings.
      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:54:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221137356
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Northern Ireland

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      Authors: Rhona Pollock
      Pages: 455 - 459
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 455-459, December 2022.

      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:55:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221144316
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Scotland

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      Authors: Rhona Pollock
      Pages: 461 - 465
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 461-465, December 2022.

      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221144316a
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Exploring the experiences of foster and kinship carers in Australia
           regarding the oral healthcare of children living in out-of-home care

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      Authors: Reecha Acharya, Ajesh George, Harrison Ng Chok, Della Maneze, Stacy Blythe
      Pages: 466 - 476
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 466-476, December 2022.
      Foster and kinship carers play an integral part in establishing oral health promoting behaviours and managing the oral health issues of children in out-of-home care (OOHC). This study aimed to explore the knowledge, experiences and support needs of Australian foster and kinship carers in maintaining the oral health of children living in OOHC, using semi-structured interviews with eight purposively sampled carers. Results showed that the participants understood the importance of good oral health for general well-being and were motivated to implement good oral hygiene practices with the children in their care. The challenges encountered by foster and kinship carers included: a lack of information from foster care agencies regarding the oral health needs of children; difficulty in the pre-approval processes for dental treatment; and poor communication between carers and foster care agencies. Systemic challenges included: transience and frequent changes in the child’s foster placement; long waiting lists for dental treatment; and lack of dental professionals. We conclude that foster and kinship carers need support to promote the oral health of children in OOHC and that systemic barriers must be identified and addressed.
      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:55:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221140875
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Abstracts

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      Pages: 477 - 480
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 477-480, December 2022.

      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-12-13T08:54:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221140900
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • ‘A little piece of my heart goes with each of them’: Foster carer
           reflections on current fostering practice

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      Authors: Carolyn Blackburn, Elaine Matchett
      First page: 383
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Ahead of Print.
      In the UK, fostering is the principal way of looking after children in care. Foster carers have been reported to be motivated to undertake this task by an intrinsic desire to nurture and improve the lives of young people. However, the work faces numerous challenges, especially with regard to relationships with other professionals involved in children’s lives and a lack of support for young people with complex needs. Allegations made against carers also increase the potential for carer stress and an exit from fostering. This article reports the findings from an online survey of 422 foster carers in England, complemented by eight in-depth interviews. Although this research was undertaken during the global Covid-19 pandemic when schools and other social settings were closed for prolonged periods, which had some effect on participants’ responses, the issues raised were enduring rather than ephemeral. The findings highlight the two key themes of ‘transformative professional relationships’ and ‘translations of professional love’. Recommendations for professional training across disciplines are suggested.
      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2022-11-30T10:26:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759221135203
       
  • Sir Michael Rutter: A tribute

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      Authors: Roger Bullock
      Abstract: Adoption & Fostering, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Adoption & Fostering
      PubDate: 2021-12-07T04:37:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/03085759211061892
       
 
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