ORBi Open Repository and Bibliography
In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).
This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.
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GAY ADOPTIVE FAMILIES: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE LEGAL STATUS?A COMPARISON BETWEEN BELGIUM AND FRANCE - Messina, Roberta; D'Amore, Salvatore
Despite the numerous studies on gay families, the current literature that has focused specifically on gay adoptive parent families remains rather limited. In Europe the laws on adoption by same-sex couples change radically from a country to another one. That’s why the experience of these families can be very different according to their country of residence.
What are the main stressors that gay adoptive parents have to face? What are the strategies of coping built by these families?
This exploratory research examines the stressors and the coping strategies of 18 gay adoptive families (12 from France, 6 from Belgium) with children aged...