Secrecy within adoptive families and its impact on adult adoptees

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Passmore, Nola, Feeney, Judy and Foulstone, Alex. 2007. "Secrecy within adoptive families and its impact on adult adoptees." Family Relationships Quarterly.
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Secrecy within adoptive families and its impact on adult adoptees

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AuthorsPassmore, Nola (Author), Feeney, Judy (Author) and Foulstone, Alex (Author)
Journal TitleFamily Relationships Quarterly
Number of Pages3
Year2007
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.aifs.gov.au/afrc/pubs/newsletter/n5pdf/n5b.pdf
Abstract

As part of a larger study, 144 adult adoptees completed a survey that included a number of background items and standardised questionnaires. Of most relevance to this article was an item that tapped the adoptive family’s
attitude towards discussing the topic of adoption, with responses ranging from open and honest discussion through to secrecy. Attachment and parental bonding were also assessed.

Keywordsfamily relationships; adoptees; Australia; disclosure; interpersonal communication;
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
440301. Family and household studies
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The Commonwealth of Australia holds copyright to all material published in Clearinghouse newsletters. This is a non-refereed article.

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Psychology
University of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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