volume 28, issue 1, P38-48 2004
DOI: 10.1177/030857590402800106
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Abstract: The fostering assignment can have a great impact on the inner dynamics of the foster family. In a study by Ingrid Höjer at the University of Gothenburg, 366 foster carers (192 women and 174 men) responded to a questionnaire, and the wife and husband in 17 foster families were interviewed. Findings reveal how, through fostering, men and women became engaged in a kind of teamwork where both partners were working towards a mutual goal. This partnership seemed to increase the closeness between the couple. Women m…

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