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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160789
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parental Depression and Coping Strategies in the Post-Adoption Period
Abstract:
Parental Depression and Coping Strategies in the Post-Adoption Period
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Foli, Karen, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:Johnson Hall of Nursing, 502 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA
Contact Telephone:765-494-4023
Co-Authors:K.J. Foli, School of Nursing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN;
Purpose: There is a dearth of empirical data to aid in the understanding and description of depression in adoptive parents after the child is home. This study aimed to answer the question: How do adoptive parents and adoption experts describe parental depression and coping strategies in the post-adoption period? Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: A grounded approach was used; this approach allowed participants to frame their experiences and reflect on those experiences within the context of the role of adopted/kinship parents. Subjects/Methods: Parents who acknowledged being depressed after a child was placed in the home were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Adoptive experts were also interviewed for descriptions and insights into their experiences working with adoptive parents. In total, 30 interviews were conducted. Support-seeking parent focus groups were also observed within the context of post-adoption depression. Results Analysis of the data looked at recurrent themes and participant sense-making to understand post-adoption depression. Unfulfilled expectations, expressed both directly and indirectly, appear to contribute to depression after adoption. Discussion/Conclusions: Findings from a study of adoption entrance story themes were replicated in this group (dialectical tensions [misfortune versus fortune and desire versus rejection], destiny, compelling connection [love at first sight, compensating for not giving birth to children, and physical connection through appearance], rescue, and legitimacy. The need for support post-adoption is explored. Further studies are needed in assessing depression in this population, including empirical data that measure prevalence, intensity, onset, duration, dimensions, and precipitating/predictive factors of post-adoption depression.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParental Depression and Coping Strategies in the Post-Adoption Perioden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160789-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Parental Depression and Coping Strategies in the Post-Adoption Period</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Foli, Karen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Purdue University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Johnson Hall of Nursing, 502 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">765-494-4023</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kfoli@purdue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K.J. Foli, School of Nursing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: There is a dearth of empirical data to aid in the understanding and description of depression in adoptive parents after the child is home. This study aimed to answer the question: How do adoptive parents and adoption experts describe parental depression and coping strategies in the post-adoption period? Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: A grounded approach was used; this approach allowed participants to frame their experiences and reflect on those experiences within the context of the role of adopted/kinship parents. Subjects/Methods: Parents who acknowledged being depressed after a child was placed in the home were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Adoptive experts were also interviewed for descriptions and insights into their experiences working with adoptive parents. In total, 30 interviews were conducted. Support-seeking parent focus groups were also observed within the context of post-adoption depression. Results Analysis of the data looked at recurrent themes and participant sense-making to understand post-adoption depression. Unfulfilled expectations, expressed both directly and indirectly, appear to contribute to depression after adoption. Discussion/Conclusions: Findings from a study of adoption entrance story themes were replicated in this group (dialectical tensions [misfortune versus fortune and desire versus rejection], destiny, compelling connection [love at first sight, compensating for not giving birth to children, and physical connection through appearance], rescue, and legitimacy. The need for support post-adoption is explored. Further studies are needed in assessing depression in this population, including empirical data that measure prevalence, intensity, onset, duration, dimensions, and precipitating/predictive factors of post-adoption depression.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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