Cafs Summary on Parenting and Caring

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Parenting- the process of raising and nurturing children in a family Caring- the process of looking after the needs and wellbeing of another person due to their age, illness or disability Biological parents- the parent who has provided the genetic material, either sperm or an ovum, to create a foetus Pregnancy Planned- involves a strategic choice on when to parent. There are physical, emotional and economic impacts that result from this decision Unplanned- may result from poor knowledge about contraception, the fertility cycle or failure with contraception such as a condom tearing IVF and GIFT In-vitro fertilisation • Occurs outside the body • Drug treatment is used to stimulate the maturation and number of ova • Egg follicles are…show more content…
If the person is from an ATSI background, they must receive counselling about their customs and culture • Step parents must be married or in a de-facto relationship or a child whose lived with them for 2 years • Needs to be assurance from governing bodies such as DOCS that all aspects of the wellbeing of the child can be met Social implications • Societies changing attitudes have resulted in fewer adoptions, the use of the contraceptive pill and development of birth technologies • Family relationships change, which can be significant as the child ages • The decision to tell a child they are adopted may be distressing • May cause different emotions for adopted child as they have the right to know their origins • The child must overcome feelings of being rejected by birth parents. May impact on sense of identity and self esteem • No knowledge of child’s medical history which can cause problems in diagnosing illness or most appropriate medical treatment • Family and community acceptance, example if the child looks different to parents the adoptive relationship is apparent • Child should have the opportunity to maintain cultural heritage • Acceptance of adoptive child if parents have biological children Step-parenting- when a man or woman marries or forms a de-facto relationship with a partner who has a child or children from a previous relationship Legal implications • A step parent has no legal responsibilities
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