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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 couples trailblazing experiences to become their childrens legal parents. Implications for positive social change included informing same-sex parents, policy makers and social workers about the families experiences and needs.
National Harbor, MD
Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | Social and Behavioral Sciences