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Family Establishment Process of the People Who Had Been Placed in Out-of-Home During Childhood and Adolescence
out-of-home placementt;the process of family formation;family function;attachment;codependence
|Issue Date: ||2020-04-06 14:29:27 (UTC+8)|
The purpose of this study is to discern the crucial factors that affect the establishment of a family for those who have experienced replacement of parental figures and to provide suggestions for social work regarding the resettlement of children, by exploring the cases of married (including cohabiting) adults who grew up in out-of-home placement in their childhood stages and understanding their desire for a family, formation of a family, maintenance of new relationships, and upkeep of a household.
Having taken a qualitative research approach, the study was conducted primarily through semi-structured interviews. Through interacting in depth with the interviewees, the researcher was able to collect extensive data for text encoding and analysis, obtain important concepts, and extract key events to form themes. During this period, the researcher placed herself in the position of the interviewees to perceive their various emotions when facing the research themes—such as reflections in caring for their partners’ children, feelings towards their original family versus their alternative family, and so on. Then, the researcher transformed the developed concepts into "core categories" with key experiences that significantly impacted the cases of study.
The findings demonstrate that (a) having experienced the pain from their families of orientation, the researcher’s subjects only want to have a partner for emotional attachment rather than a formal marriage; (b) the strength of attachment with the alternative family affects the desire for family of children who were placed out-of-home; (c) whether to get married is subject to an unintended pregnancy; (d) the relationship with the alternative family affects the degree to which one invests in his/her own family; (e) because of their own experience of abandonment, they strongly sympathize with their partners’ children and readily assume the role of a stepparent; (f) abusive childhood often result in low self-esteem and unreasonable submission, which later manifests as codependent attachments and asymmetric relationships; (g) the financial ability of the partner affects the original living conditions; (h) the biological child of a single mother becomes her main motivation to live after experiencing trauma in marriage or cohabitation.
From analyzing the experience of the interviewees, this study concludes that the pain from the original family forever persists within the minds of the interviewees, and their attachment to replacement family becomes crucial to reconstructing their perception of family as they mature to become independent individuals. Therefore, the researcher proposes the following suggestions: (a) provide counseling for abused children to sever familial violence psychologically; (b) help these children rebuild a secure attachment to new caretakers and break away from codependency with original family; (c) strengthen the out-of-home placement policy by enforcing relative care preceding foster care.
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