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  • Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees A Narrative Study

    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Adoption Quarterly on 30/06/2017 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10926755.2017.1349700

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Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees: A Narrative Study

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Adoption Quarterly
Issue number4
Volume20
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)309-328
Publication statusPublished
Early online date30/06/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This study sought to explore the life stories of Romanian adoptees who were internationally adopted following the fall of communism in 1989. Ten participants were recruited via social media and took part in a life stories interview. Data were analysed using narrative analysis, which led to the development of four life chapters centred around identity construction: Chapter 1: Setting the scene – The adoption story; Chapter 2: Constructing the self; Chapter 3: Who am I? Quest for self-discovery; and Chapter 4: Negotiating the selves. Clinical implications, research limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Adoption Quarterly on 30/06/2017 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10926755.2017.1349700