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A qualitative phenomenological study about the experiences of same-sex couples with children adopted from foster care in a southeastern U.S. state. Interview data from 8 couples were coded and analyzed. Emerging themes included legal, social, and financial struggles and the couple􀀂s trailblazing experiences to become their children􀀂s legal parents. Implications for positive social change included informing same-sex parents, policy makers and social workers about the families􀀂 experiences and needs.

Publication Date

2014

City

National Harbor, MD

Keywords

Research Symposium

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Second-Parent Adoption: North Carolina Same-Sex Couples and Foster Care Adoptions

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