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dc.contributor.authorMemarnia, Nina
dc.contributor.authorNolte, Lizette
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Clare
dc.contributor.authorHarborne, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-07T11:40:41Z
dc.date.available2016-04-07T11:40:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-07
dc.identifier.citationMemarnia , N , Nolte , L , Norris , C & Harborne , A 2015 , ' 'It felt like it was night all the time' : listening to the experiences of birth mothers whose children have been taken into care or adopted ' , Adoption and Fostering , vol. 39 , no. 4 , pp. 303-317 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575915611516
dc.identifier.issn1740-469x
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 9619220
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 25918ccd-2fbb-4b9c-b03c-1c24dce696e1
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84953380551
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/17039
dc.description.abstractThe child care literature consistently reports a lack of support for birth mothers following their child being taken into care or adopted. This is despite consistent evidence of the long-term consequences of the removal of children on their mental health. The aim of this study is to explore the effects of separation, the subsequent sense of identity and the experience of contact and support throughout the process. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven mothers recruited from birth mother support groups and the transcripts analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Four themes emerged: ‘no one in my corner’; disconnecting from emotion; renegotiating identity; and the children are gone but still here. The findings contribute to our understanding of the experiences of birth mothers whose children are removed from their care and are discussed within a range of psychological theories.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAdoption and Fostering
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dc.subjectBirth mothers, qualitative, IPA, Children in care
dc.title'It felt like it was night all the time' : listening to the experiences of birth mothers whose children have been taken into care or adopteden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.description.versiontypeFinal Accepted Version
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rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0308575915611516
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