Adopt Perspective
Adopt Perspective
Jul 19, 2022
Dr Jenny Conrick - Adoption & Mothering
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Many adopted people report that their adoption experience has impacted their parenting. Today's guest is a social worker and academic at the University of Melbourne who has researched the mothering experience of adopted women - an area she hopes to continue to explore in the future. Prior to becoming an academic, Dr Jenny Conrick had thirty years practice experience as a social work clinician, manager and educator in the non-government and health sectors, providing services across the life cycle to those with an adoption, out-of-home care and trauma experience. She is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher and her current areas of research include the impacts of legislative change on people in the child and family welfare domain. In this episode we discuss her research findings on the impact of adoption on the mothering experience of adopted women.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and the many lands that our clients now live on and we wish to acknowledge and show our respects to Elders past and present for their continuing connection to culture and the contributions they make to community. We acknowledge how much we have to learn from them and their unique understanding of connection and adoption and their recognition that at the base of every change is truth telling and healing.

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