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dc.contributor.supervisor Chambers, Cynthia Lewis, Kathy M. University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education 2010-03-29T19:47:31Z 2010-03-29T19:47:31Z 1999
dc.description viii, 95 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This study uses a heuristic method of inquiry to examine the adoption experience of six birth mothers. Using Young's (1990) theory of social justice and five categories of oppression as a framework, the participants were asked to relate the events of their adoption experience. Using computer electronic mail as the method of communication, participants were interviewed over a three-week period. Participants examined the events leading up to their pregnancy, the pregnancy itself and the short and long-term implications of the decision to surrender their baby to adoption. The major finding of this study is that all the birth mothers perceived and experienced forms of oppressive trauma across the spectrum of their adoption experience. Recommendations are made for change in adoption practice. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1999 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Birthmothers -- Canada -- Case studies en
dc.subject Birthmothers -- Canada -- Psychology en
dc.subject Adoption -- Canada en
dc.title Birth mothers and oppression en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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