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Everyday Life of Foster Families in Public Documents: Analysis of Diaries
Despite the annual decrease in the number of orphans and children left without parental care, most of these children are social orphans. Today, the foster family is one of the most effective ways to combat social orphanhood. Its main goal, as an institution, is to socialize orphans, children left without the care of parents and children in a difficult life situation. In this regard, in addition to improving the state family policy, corporate social policy, the question arises of demonstrating the experience of foster families, the necessary explanatory work with future adoptive parents. According to experts, the best explanatory work is an example of foster parents themselves. In this context, the importance of analyzing the everyday life of foster families, their way of life and interaction, overcoming problematic situations with the goal of socially safe living of a family in which there are foster children becomes obvious. The basis for the implementation of research tasks were diary entries, which were conducted by foster parents and were subsequently published. The method of structuring analysis has attempted to describe the processes of adoption and accompanying children in foster families.