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ERIC Number: EJ926754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
"It's about Us": Marital Adjustment and Marital Adaptation in Couples Who Adopt Children from the Child Welfare System
Mooradian, John K.; Timm, Tina M.; Hock, Robert M.; Jackson, Rosemary
Journal of Family Social Work, v14 n3 p262-280 2011
This article examines, using grounded theory methodology, the marital relationships of couples who adopted children from the child welfare system. Twenty-two spouses in four focus groups reported initial marital adjustment that featured husbands' support of their wives' initiation of adoption and management of child needs. About one half of these couples also developed time together and mutual influence to achieve a state of marital adaptation characterized by deeper intimate connection. Professionals are encouraged to understand the potential course of development of these marital relationships and to integrate attention to marital development into service throughout the entire adoption process. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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