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dc.contributor.authorDinwoodie, Carlie
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-08T23:16:23Z
dc.date.available2016-06-08T23:16:23Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/99
dc.description.abstractAdoption has become a more openly discussed option for women who are unable to raise their children or who may choose not to parent their own. Choosing to place a child for adoption can be one of the most difficult decisions that a woman may ever have to make. Many people in North American society do not see reason for the birthmother to grieve as it is thought to be a decision the birthmother has made and because the child is still living it is not acknowledged as a loss. Because birthmothers’ grief often becomes disenfranchised and the loss is an ambiguous loss, the grief experience for these women is often complicated. This paper includes an overview of recent literature on what is known about birthmothers’ grieving experiences, followed by a discussion of the limitations of this literature, implications for counselling this population, and areas for future research in this field.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.titleBirth Mothers Experiences with Grief after Placement of their Children in Adoptive Familiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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