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The meaning of being adopted that adopted children have experienced (입양아동이 경험한 입양됨의 의미)

  • Kwon, Ji-Sung;Byun, Mi-Hee;Ahn, Jae-Jin;Choi, Woon-Sun
    • Korean Journal of Family Social Work
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    • no.23
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    • pp.71-102
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    • 2008
  • The purpose of this study was to understand the meaning of being adopted that adopted children have experienced. To achieve this purpose, researchers contacted adopted children and adoptive parents, collected data through in-depth interview and document, and analysed these data using case study approach. 23 adopted children over three ages and their parents were interviewed for this study. Participants were classified into three groups(3~5 ages, 6 ages, over 7 ages) based on their age. Researchers investigated the changes of the meaning of being adopted by age. The major findings were follows: First, the meaning of being adopted that adopted children have experienced was changed from 6 ages. Second, this study analyzed that the meaning of being adopted was love born by heart at 3~5 ages, inevitable grief at 6 ages and first step of adoptive person over 7 ages. Based on the findings, this study suggested practice guidelines to help adoptive children and their family.

Factors Affecting the School Achievement of Domestic Adopted Children in Korea (국내 입양아동의 학업성취수준과 영향 요인)

  • Ahn, Jae-Jin;Choi, Woon-Sun;Byun, Mi-Hee;Kwon, Ji-Sung
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.69 no.3
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    • pp.141-164
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to understand the school achievement of domestic adopted children in Korea and its related factors. Although the developmental outcomes of domestic adopted children were the focus of research interests, their school achievement has never been fully addressed in Korea. The subsample (9-17 years old) of 5th wave data of was used for the analysis. The results showed that the school achievement level of domestic adopted children was not significantly different from their non-adopted peers during elementary school years except the mathematics, but changed drastically after they entered the middle school, showing significantly lower level from their non-adopted peers. Factors related with the overall school achievement were the level of school, maternal education, age at adoption, child's self-esteem and school adjustment. For specific subject, however, significant factors were found to be somewhat different. Based on the results of the study, the practical guidelines to improve the school achievement of adopted children were suggested. Also, suggestions for the following studies were made.

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「Adoption of a special law」 and adoption of human rights issues (「입양특례법」과 입양의 인권 문제)

  • Lee, cheol-ho
    • Proceedings of the Korea Contents Association Conference
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    • pp.185-186
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    • 2013
  • 2012년 8월 입양아의 인권을 보호하자는 취지에서 "입양특례법"이 개정돼 시행되고 있다. 개정된 "입양특례법"의 주된 핵심은 입양 아동의 인권 보호를 강화하기 위해 아동의 입양 여부를 가정법원이 최종 허가하도록 했다. 또 입양을 원하는 생모에게 숙려 기간을 7일간 갖도록 하고, 입양 기관은 양부모에게 아동 양육 교육을 하고, 아동 학대나 성폭력 등 범죄 경력도 조회하도록 규정하고 있다. 개정된 내용은 출산 전부터 생모의 입양 동의서와 친권포기 각서를 받아 입양을 진행시키는 과거신고제 입양의 단점을 보완하고 입양아의 출생에 관한 알 권리를 보장한다는 측면에서 의의가 크다 할 것이다. 그러나 개정 입양특례법 시행 후 우리 사회에서는 입양아의 권리 보호와 무질서한 해외입양 등을 예방하고자 하는 본래 취지와 다르게 영아 유기를 증가시키고 있고, 입양을 간절히 원하는 양부모들에게도 문제를 초래하고 있다는 문제점이 제기되고 있다. 본고에서는 개정 "입양특례법"의 내용과 문제점을 검토하여, 그 개선방안을 모색해보고자 한다.

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The Psychosocial Adjustment of Adopted Children in Non-traditional Adoption of Korea (국내 공개입양의 입양아동의 심리사회적 적응 : 입양모의 양육행동과 입양모 - 자녀 간 의사소통을 중심으로 -)

  • Park, Mee-Jung
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies
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    • v.40 no.3
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    • pp.69-98
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study is to examine the psychosocial adjustment level of adopted children in non-traditional adoption of Korea and to verify the variables which influence their psychosocial adjustment. Moreover, this study concentrates on the parenting style of an adoptive mother and the openness of communication between the adoptive mother and her adopted child. And, six control variables which are individual characteristics of the adopted child and his(her) adoptive mother were utilized. The participants of the this research consisted of 61 adopted children in non-traditional adoption of Korea aged six and above and their adoptive mothers of 61. Door-to-door surveys for data collection were conducted nationally from December of 2007 to February of 2008. As the results of this study, out of 6 behavior problem variables, the adopted child showed the highest points in immaturely dependence, and their social competence was verified to be good. The psychosocial adjustment of the adopted children in non-traditional adoption of Korea showed meaningful differences according to the warmhearted parenting style of the adoptive mother, the openness of adoptive mother-adoptee's communication on both general and adoption related issues, and control variables. It was also verified that the warm-heartedness and the respect for autonomy of adoptive mother's parenting style, openness of adoptive mother-adoptee's general communication, and five control variables were the important variables influencing the psychosocial adjustment of the adopted child in non-traditional adoption of Korea. Accordingly, the adoptive parents' education of parenting for adopted child should be required more professional and individual approach at the adoption practice of Korea.

Research on Attitudes of Daejeon Citizens toward the Domestic Adaption (국내입양에 대한 인식과 태도 조사: 대전시민을 대상으로)

  • Lee, Kab-Sook;Sohn, Jin-Hyeon
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.8 no.12
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    • pp.357-365
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    • 2008
  • The Korean Government is enforcing policies to activate domestic adoption in order to guarantee and protect stable family lives of children requiring protection. We surveyed recognitions and attitudes toward adoption and adoption policies of Daejeon citizens. The result will be important information for activating domestic adoption. We could find that motives of adoption centered on adopted children rather than adoptive parents. Especially, the recognition level toward open adoption is high, which shows that the domestic adoption can be activated if multiple political supports are provided for adopted children and adoptive families.

A Survey of the Opinions of Social Workers in Adoption Agencies on Their New Roles and Tasks in the Context of Changing Adoption Environment in Korea (입양환경 변화에 따른 입양기관의 역할 재정립에 관한 입양기관 실무자 의견조사)

  • Byun, Mi-Hee;Ahn, Jaejin;Shin, Hea-Reong
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Child Welfare
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    • no.54
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    • pp.45-77
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    • 2016
  • This study is a policy research conducted for the purpose of finding new roles for adoption agencies and suggesting future tasks for effective adoption practice in Korea. To achieve this goal, this study analyzed the characteristics of adoption practices and the roles of adoption agencies in four countries (U.K., Sweden, U.S.A. and Hong Kong) and conducted a survey of the staff members of adoption agencies in Korea. The survey questions included: (1) the real changes and problems they feel in the adoption field after the amendment to the 'Act on special cases concerning adoption' in 2012; (2) the prospects for change in the future; and (3) the new roles they expect in the changing context. Based on the review of foreign cases and the results of the survey, the future direction of adoption practice in Korea and the new roles and tasks of adoption agencies were suggested.

The Influences of Family Resilience on the Self-concept of Adopted Children in Open Adoptive Families (공개입양가정의 가족 레질리언스가 입양아동의 자아개념에 미치는 영향)

  • Cho, Min-Hae;Kang, Hyun-Ah
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.31 no.3
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    • pp.99-116
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to analyze the influences of family resilience on the self-concept of adopted children in open adoptive families in Korea. The participants of this study consisted of 94 adoptive parents and 113 of their elementary-aged adopted children. The findings of this study were as follows. First, the family resilience level of open adoptive families was 2.91 out of 4 full points. Second, the self-concept of adopted children in elementary school showed significantly higher scores than a norm group. Finally, the socio-demographic characteristics and adoption related factors did not significantly influence the self-concept of adopted children. Only the organization patterns of family resilience positively affected the self-concept of adopted children.

The Mediating Effect of Parenting Competency on the Relationship between Marital Satisfaction and Depression of Adoptive Mother and Problem Behavior of Adopted Child (입양모의 결혼만족도와 우울이 양육역량을 매개로 입양아동의 문제행동에 미치는 영향)

  • Ahn, Jae-Jin;Byun, Mi-Hee;Kwon, Ji-Sung;Choi, Woon-Sun
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.36 no.3
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    • pp.19-34
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of marital satisfaction and depression of adoptive mother on the problem behaviors of adopted children and the mediating effects of parenting competency between them. Contextual variables such as family background and adoption-related characteristics were also included as control variables. The results of multiple regression analysis showed marital satisfaction had significant influence on the problem behavior of adopted child through flexibility of parenting competency, while depression was not significantly related to parenting competency of adoptive mother. Yet, maternal depression had direct influence on the problem behavior of adopted child. Based on the limitations of the study, suggestions for further study were made.

Qualitative Case Study on the Rearing Experience of Parents who Adopted a Child from Foster Care (위탁아동 입양부모의 양육경험에 관한 질적 사례연구)

  • Kwon, Ji-Sung;Chung, Ick-Joong;Min, Sung-Hye;Shin, Hye-Won
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Child Welfare
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    • no.40
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    • pp.73-107
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study is to understand the rearing experience of parents who adopted a child for whom they were foster parents. Several cases of foster care adoption were found. We carried out individual interviews for data collection. Within-case and across-case analyses were conducted based on the data gathered from individual interviews of four cases. As a result, we were able to grasp significant issues from each case and find out common subjects found in all cases. The common subjects were 'special encounter: accident, connection, and inevitability', 'my child already', 'fundamental but insignificant difference', 'discontinuity in social support: things that are lost, and things that are gained', 'truth that is unable to hide, and truth that needs to be hidden', and 'family's destiny'. Based on the results of this study, policy recommendations and practice guidelines were suggested to help families undergoing adoption from foster care. Also, recommendations for further research were provided to overcome the study limitations.

A Phenomenological Approach on the Child-Rearing Experience of Mothers Who Adopted Disabled Children -In Case of Finding Disability after Adoption- (장애아동 입양어머니의 양육경험에 대한 현상학적 연구 -입양 후 장애가 드러난 경우-)

  • Kim, Ka-Duc;You, Jeong-Suk
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.62 no.1
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    • pp.83-107
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    • 2010
  • This study looked into the inner experience of foster mothers who adopted children under 3 months old and found out they were disabled while they were rearing with Van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological approach. In-depth interviews were used with six foster mothers who live in Seoul, Gwangju, Gyeongsangnam-do, and Jeollabuk-do. The study resulted in a hermeneutic writing with titled "Love of Mothers Who Want to Make Their Children's Dreams Come True" with six essential themes as follows: 'being at a loss wrapped in a dense fog,' 'venting off the frustration,' 'gratitude amid painfulness,' 'bold confrontation with prejudices,' 'disabled children's return to the center of their moms' life,' and 'expectation for their future life.' As they are disabled, foster mothers want to rear their children with more care and attention to make their children's dreams come true. Seen above, this could be interpreted as mothers' love to a life. For foster mothers, the disability of their adopted children is not a burden but an expectation for a new world. They help the children live by themselves. It shows that every child can have his own home.

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