Kinship Within the Context of New Genetics

Kinship Within the Context of New Genetics

Kinship Within the Context of New Genetics

Kinship Within the Context of New Geneticss

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Référence bibliographique [19473]

Chateauneuf, Doris et Ouellette, Françoise-Romaine. 2017. «Kinship Within the Context of New Genetics ». Journal of Family Issues, vol. 38, no 2, p. 177-203.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«The main aim of this study (Chateauneuf, 2011) was to understand how couples deal with the many possibilities offered to them by reproductive medicine, to finally come to the decision to adopt.» (p. 183)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
«In total, 27 […] interviews […] were conducted with couples living in the province of Quebec (Canada); 18 were completed in the presence of both individuals, 6 only with the woman, and 3 only with the man. A total of 45 individuals took part in the interviews.» (p. 183)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé

«The decision to adopt constitutes a crucial turning point in all these narratives. Depending mainly on how and when this decision was taken, three trajectory types have been identified. In the first, a series of unsuccessful medical attempts (of variable length and intensity) is followed by a waiting and resting period before the idea of adoption takes form and develops itself. […] It is often a meeting or unforeseen event that triggers the revival of the parental project and that brings about openness to adoption. In the second trajectory type, the couple initiates adoption procedures while still in the medical process, considering MAP and adoption as two viable options of having a child. This overlapping of steps taken seems to act as protection against previous failures experienced with the medical approach. In this trajectory, we note almost no gap in time between the man and woman’s progression toward adoption. […] In the third type of trajectory, adoption quickly follows the drop of the medical approach. In many cases, it was part of the options on the table at the moment where medical procedures were considered. Even though the idea of adoption is first brought by the woman, it is also foreseen by her male partner as the next logical step to follow unsuccessful attempts with fertility medicine.» (p. 188)