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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Bagdonaitė-Stelmokienė, Ramunė;Snieškienė, Dalija
Title: Biologinių vaikų patirtis šeimoje, globojančioje ne giminaičius vaikus
Other Title: Experiences of biological children whose family fosters a child
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai = Social work. Experience and methods. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2011, [T.] 7(1)
Extent: p. 31-50
Date: 2011
Keywords: Šeima;Patirtis;Vaikų globa;Biologinis vaikas;Globojamasis vaikas
Abstract: Straipsnyje aptariamos vaikų patirtys šeimoje, globojančioje ne giminaičius vaikus. Kokybiniu fenomenologiniu tyrimu buvo atskleisti pokyčiai šeimoje, priėmus globoti ne giminaitį vaiką, taip pat apibūdinti globėjų biologinių ir globojamų vaikų tarpusavio santykiai ir ne giminaičio vaiko globos patirties vertė globėjų vaikams. Tyrimas leido išsiaiškinti subjektyvias globėjų vaikų patirtis, jų išgyvenimus taip, kaip juos apibrėžia patys tyrimo dalyviai
The authors of this paper seek to find out the experiences of biological children growing-up in families together with foster child / children. This has been the first research in Lithuania with the aim to provide a deeper understanding of this phenomenon from the very own perspective of biological children. A qualitative research has been conducted. Two methods of defining the target group sample were combined: selection according to convenience and the snowball selection. The participants of the research were young persons from age 13 to 19: 2 boys and 8 girls, living in their biological families that raise foster child (children). Semi-structural interview has been selected as the main instrument for reaching the research goal. Collected qualitative data was analyzed by using the method of interpretative phenomenological analysis. The research has shown that after a foster child comes into a foster family, the whole family life changes: interpersonal relationships, roles, rules. The foster parents’ biological children go through a range of different emotions: confusion, surprise, loss, anxiety, fear, might feel neglected or pushed aside. Usually it takes quite a long time to get used to the changed situation and to a new member in their family. Frequently, if biological children are older then the foster child, they will take up a role of an older sister or brother, and the duties that accompany these roles. If foster parents’ biological children get attached to foster child, they will go through difficult experiences when a foster child leaves the family. It has been found out that a fostering of a child in their family is worthy: biological children learn to take care of younger children, to be emphatic, to understand other people, as well as acquire dailylife problem solving skills
Affiliation(s): Kolpingo kolegija
Socialinio darbo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2011, nr. 7(1)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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