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Title: Narratives of Five Ethiopian Mothers living with HIV and
Authors: Sara, Berhanu Dagne
Advisors: Donna(prf)
Keywords: mothers,
Relinquishment
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 5-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This Thesis explores the perspectives and experiences of five birth mothers who relinquished their children for intercountry adoption. It focuses on their different aspects of lives especially in relation to their participation in intercountry adoption. Their interactions, decisions, relationships with partners, families, friends, neighbors and institutions are included in this study in respective of their involvement in these birth mothers’ lives. The Research explores which factors contributed towards the birth mothers’ decision to relinquish their children for intercountry adoption, and it also investigates what consequences and challenges they faced following their relinquishment of their children. And finally, different strategies employed by these birth mothers for coping with the challenges and the changes following the relinquishment of their children are discussed. This thesis further investigates how these birth mothers are labeled and marginalized due to their choice and current status. It emphasizes that Researchers and different actors of society have overlooked the private pains and shame experienced by these birth mothers in various occasions. They have been misunderstood and neglected by institutions, people they know and love including their own families. The study employed a qualitative methodology specifically narrative analysis to discuss the lives of these birth mothers in their own words, as they speak. Key words: Intercountry adoption, Birth mothers, Relinquishment
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3620
Appears in:Thesis - Social Work

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