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Subject and Keywords:

adoption   fatherhood   parenthood   men   masculinity

Abstract:

This article concerns the men’s experience of becoming an adoptive father. Based on in-depth interviews conducted as part of the research project “Adoption as a Process, Experience, and Institution.Anthropological Perspective”, we describe how men think about creating a bond with the adoptedchild and what they consider to be the most important in becoming a parent. The interviewed menconsidered adoptive parenthood to be more difficult than biological parenthood and, therefore, feltinsecure and frightened. In the article, we present strategies they used to overcome this insecurity:preparing well, finding support in the relationship with their wives, spending time with the child, andfinding deeper meaning. Those strategies helped them think of the child as really “one’s own” and feel confident as a father. We also show how important a good, strong relationship with the wiveswas for our interviewees.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Uniwersytet Wrocławski. Wydział Nauk Społecznych. Instytut Socjologii

Contributor:

Banaszak, Ewa. Red.

Date issued:

2021

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

journal

Identifier:

doi:10.34616/142700   ISSN 2657-3679

Language:

pol   eng

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Access rights:

Attribution, Non-Commercial, NoDerivatives

License:

Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)   click here to follow the link

Rights holder:

Copyright by Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Wydział Nauk Społecznych, Instytut Socjologii

Autor opisu:

M.S.