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Nova Perspectiva Sistêmica

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PEIXOTO, Angelita da Costa et al. Challenges and strategies implemented in the adoption of older children and adolescents. Nova perspect. sist. [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.63, pp. 89-108. ISSN 0104-7841.

Adoption is an exceptional and irrevocable measure, which should only be used when all the resources of maintenance of the child or adolescent in the natural or extended family have been exhausted. This modality of family constitution is still surrounded by prejudice, especially when it comes to adoption of older children and adolescents, what is called late adoption. The present study aimed to analyze eight cases of adoption of children over two years old and adolescents to verify the challenges faced by adopters and adoptees in family adaptation and what strategies were adopted to deal with them. A retrospective documentary study was carried out with social studies performed after the cohabitation stage. It was verified that the familiar coexistence of adopters with adoptees in the first months of adaptation was difficult, however, strategies used such as family psychological help, search for specialized medical care, extended family support, patience, positive reinforcement on adoption and persistence of parents to overcome the difficulties contributed to the success of these adoptions.

Keywords : Adoption; Late Adoption; Family Life; Adaptation; Probationary Period.

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