Revista brasileira de crescimento e desenvolvimento humano
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1282
OTUKA, Livia Kusumi; SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio e SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. The configuration of bonds in adoption: an update in the Latin-American context. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.3, pp. 475-486. ISSN 0104-1282.
the objective is to present an upgrade of the scientific literature on adoption in the Latin- American context, focusing the relationships established between parents, children and brothers. LILACS, PEPSICc and SciELO databases had been consulted, in the period of 1998-2008. 124 papers had been found, of which 13 had been selected for analysis. The corpus of the research was submitted to the analysis of content, that allowed to detach motivations for adoption, construction of the parenthood in the adoptive parents and its meanings, delayed adoption and brothers' relations. The recouped articles approach specifically the construction of relationships in the adoption, from the birth of the desire to adopt, however few approach the relations between brothers in the family. It is necessary to extend the understanding concerning the construction of relationships between parents and children, as well as between brothers in the families constituted from adoption.
Palavras-chave : adoption; adoptive families; adoptive children; literature review.