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Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees: A Narrative Study

McKail, R. and Hodge, S. and Daiches, A. and Misca, Gabriela (2017) Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees: A Narrative Study. Adoption Quarterly. ISSN 1092-6755 Online: 1544-452X (In Press)

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Abstract

This study sought to explore the life stories of Romanian adoptees who were internationally adopted following the fall of communism in 1989. Ten participants were recruited via social media and took part in a life stories interview. Data were analysed using narrative analysis, which led to the development of four life chapters centred around identity construction: Chapter 1: Setting the scene – The adoption story; Chapter 2: Constructing the self; Chapter 3: Who am I? Quest for self-discovery; and Chapter 4: Negotiating the selves. Clinical implications, research limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: international adoption, Romania, qualitative research, narrative analysis, identity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Gabriela Misca
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 15:19
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5634

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