The 5th International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR5) aims to improve the lives of people touched by adoption, by synthesising global research findings and advancing knowledge in the area of adoption and related disciplines (e.g. foster care, kinship care, surrogacy, etc.). This upcoming conference will bring together hundreds of distinguished and emerging researchers from around the world, whose collective aim is to meaningfully impact the lives of adopted people, their families and their communities.
Please join us at ICAR5 for a rare opportunity to meet, exchange research findings, share cross-disciplinary perspectives, debate the adoption landscape and set the future research agenda.
By, Casey Rowney (AUT), Panteá Farvid (AUT), Chris G. Sibley, (UOA), NZ Journal of Psychology, 2014
This paper reports on a qualitative analysis of 191 Christchurch residents’ written responses to the September earthquake of 2010. The data comes from Wave II of the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Survey (NZAVS) collected in November and December of 2010. When completing the NZAVS, participants in the Canterbury region were given the opportunity to provide open-ended responses about how the earthquake affected them. Qualitative responses were analysed using inductive thematic analysis, and common themes in participant’s responses were identified. Four main themes emerged: psychological impacts; material/financial impact; coping strategies; and “the silver lining”. These themes are presented and discussed alongside their implications for disaster research. A series of recommendations for future disaster relief are provided. We hope that this research may provide a voice for some of the participants in the broader NZAVS project who experienced the 2010 Christchurch earthquake. These are voices that need to be heard.
Imagine that you struggle to conceive, undergo IVF, and then have embryos left over after you have completed having your family ...what would you do with these embryos?
Imagine that you cannot have children,that you have tried all options
...what would you do to have a family?
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