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Adopted adults and their birth siblings: PhD research project - 17/3/10
Adopted adults are being invited to participate in a PhD research project exploring how adopted adults experienced growing up, either with or apart from, their birth brothers and sisters, and what these relationships mean in childhood and adulthood.

Very little is known at the moment about how adopted people experience their birth and adoptive sibling relationships throughout their lives, and it is hoped that this study will be of value to all those working with or caring for sibling groups requiring adoptive placements, in order to more fully understand some of the life-long issues that are present in relation to the sibling relationships of adopted people.

The researcher, Heather Ottaway (based at the University of East Anglia) is keen to interview adopted adults who have grown up together or apart from birth brothers and sisters, and particularly people who also have adoptive brothers and sisters, .

If you are willing to share your experiences, or would like to find out more about what is involved, please contact Heather Ottaway on 07862 254946 or via e-mail:

Please note that personal identities will be protected and that Heather is happy to travel to meet with research participants where they live.

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