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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


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Psychological Characteristics of Motivation for Foster Family Care 1913


Zhuykova E.B.
Clinical Psychologist, ANO «Institute of integrative family therapy», Moscow, Russia

Pechnikova L.S.
PhD in Psychology, associate professor, Chair of Neuro- and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The authors focus on the problem of family motivation to adopt a child. We discuss the importance of analysis of foster parents’ motivation for diagnosis, preparation and psychological care of such families, describe the importance of the motivation for the formation of expectations of a foster child, the impact on the parent-child relationship, the process of adaptation of the child in the family. We present and analyze Russian and foreign studies on the motivation to adopt a child in the family.

Keywords: family structure, foster family, host family, adoption, foster child, themotivation to adopt a child

Column: Developmental Psychology

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