Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees:A Narrative Study

Mckail, Rachel and Hodge, Suzanne Margaret and Daiches, Anna and Misca, Gabriela (2017) Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees:A Narrative Study. Adoption Quarterly, 20 (4). pp. 309-328. ISSN 1544-452X

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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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Adoption Quarterly
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