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Psicologia Clínica

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ROSA, Daniela Botti da. Narration of the adoptive experience: fantasies that involve adoption. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.1, pp. 97-110. ISSN 0103-5665.

The present article aims to clarify the mourning and fantasies that involve the adoption process, understood not only as a legal process, but one that inscribes the child in a familiar symbology. Through the narrativity of the clinical experience, we can make the interface between these fantasies, fairytales and other literary characters. We search to look beyond the romantic vision of adoption that only sees the act of love involved, and leaves in the blackness the fantasies that are also implied, for the biological parents, the adoptive ones, and the adopted children. We look to investigate the neurotic symptom in adopted children, having as our guide psychoanalytic theory and the notion of unconscious fantasies.

Keywords : adoption; fantasies; unconscious; literature; narrativity.

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