This report discusses findings from a research study that investigated the parenting style of 63 Norwegian adoptive parents who adopted children who are currently 5-10 years old. Data was collected through an online Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire. Information is provided on the legal framework of adoption in Norway, the physical and emotional development of adoptive children, the process of adoption in Norway, previous research findings on adoptive parents and on parenting, and factors affecting parenting. The methodology of the study is then explained and findings are presented. Findings indicate all of the parents were classified as belonging to the authoritative parenting style. 7 figures, 17 tables, and numerous references.
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Profile of Childrearing Characteristics of Adoptive Parents: Investigating Parenting Styles of Adoptive Parents.