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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorNolte, Lizette
dc.contributor.authorRishworth, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Clarissa
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-07T17:34:56Z
dc.date.available2019-08-07T17:34:56Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-01
dc.identifier.citationMorgan , H , Nolte , L , Rishworth , B & Stevens , C 2019 , ' “My children are my world” : Raising the voices of birth mothers with substantial experience of counselling following the loss of their children to adoption or foster care ' , Adoption and Fostering , vol. 43 , no. 2 , pp. 137-154 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575919848906
dc.identifier.issn0308-5759
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 17034483
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 669a16cb-ab1a-4a62-8d20-cdf905cdc5d6
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85068926172
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21582
dc.description.abstractThere is very little published literature on ‘what works’ in terms of support for birth mothers following the loss of their children to compulsory adoption or foster care. The aim of this article is to raise the voices of a group of birth mothers, a historically stigmatised, powerless and neglected group, with substantial experience of counselling following the loss of a child. A user of services and expert by experience was recruited to join the research team and was consulted at all stages of the research process. Five birth mothers were interviewed regarding their experiences of involvement with a counselling service for birth relatives post-child removal. These interviews were systematically analysed using an IPA methodology through the lens of the research question: What are the experiences of birth mothers who engage in person-centred counselling following the loss of a child or children to compulsory adoption or foster care? Three master themes were constructed from the data: ‘From feeling alone, judged and let down … to feeling part of a special relationship’, ‘The healing process’ and ‘My children are my world’. The clinical invitations extended by these findings are discussed.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAdoption and Fostering
dc.subjectBirth mothers, adoption, foster care, care proceedings, counselling, therapeutic relationship, identity, service user involvement
dc.subjectcounselling
dc.subjectadoption
dc.subjecttherapeutic relationship
dc.subjectBirth mothers
dc.subjectfoster care
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectcare proceedings
dc.subjectservice-user involvement
dc.subjectHealth(social science)
dc.subjectSocial Psychology
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectSociology and Political Science
dc.title“My children are my world” : Raising the voices of birth mothers with substantial experience of counselling following the loss of their children to adoption or foster careen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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