KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF MOTHERS TOWARDS CHILD ADOPTION PRACTICES IN OGBE AHIARA AHIAZU MBAISE IMO STATE
Ezejindu C. N.* and Nwosu U. M
This study was carried out on the knowledge and attitude of mothers towards child adoption practice in Ogbe Ahiara Ahiazu Mbaise. The objective was to determine the knowledge of child adoption among the mothers in Ogbe Ahiara Ahiazu Mbaise, to determine the attitude of mothers towards child adoption, to find out whether mothers know about the practice of child adoption and to find out whether couples do practice child adoption. A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Stratified proportionate questionnaire was used for data collection which was analysed using mean and percentages and presented in tables. The results revealed that (100%) majority of the mothers have good knowledge of child adoption. The researcher made some recommendation which include that family members should love, accept and treat these children as biological children of the family and make it known to others that these are their children and they cherish them. Also members of the society should stop thoughtless comments about child adoption; rather they should love them and encourage mothers to adopt.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Adoption, Mother.
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