Foster caring as ‘professional parenting’: A grounded theory of the relationships between parent and professional in long-term foster care

Families and parenting, Out of Home Care (OOHC)

This article in Adoption and Fostering, valuable for practitioners, examines the dual roles of foster parents as parents and professionals. It provides insights into the challenges and evolution of their self-perception, highlighting the importance of understanding and supporting the complex dynamics within foster care.

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