ERIC Number: ED112270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Idealer og Praksis; Om Anbringelse af Born i Familiepleje (Ideals and Practice; Child Placements in Foster-Homes).
Gronhoj, Bodil; Pruzan, Vita
In this publication a number of conditions which may act as hindrances to extended use of foster care are elucidated. By means of interviews information has been collected from child welfare committees, institutions, and foster home societies, including information about their attitudes to foster home care versus institutional care, their practice and experience of placement in care, cooperation among themselves and their cooperation with parents and foster parents. In addition parents have been interviewed about their attitudes toward foster care and institutional care as well as their relationship with the child and foster parents and with the authorities responsible for the placement. As far as the foster parents are concerned, it has been attempted to elucidate their motives for receiving a child into care, their experience as to the progress of the fostering situation, their relations to parents, and their cooperation with the placing authorities. Among other things the investigation has shown that the fostering situations dealt with here have progressed comparatively problem-free, and that few have been failures. The child's adaptation to the foster home is as a rule extremely good, and strife and conflict between parents and foster parents are infrequent. (Author)
Descriptors: Adoption, Children, Foreign Countries, Foster Children, Foster Homes, Interviews, Parent Child Relationship, Placement, Surveys
Danish National Institute of Social Research, Borgergade 28, 1300 Kobenhavn K., Danmark (Publication No. 63)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Identifiers - Location: Denmark