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CECILIO, Mariana Silva  and  SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio. Adoption by same-sex couples from the perspective of professionals from the Justice. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.4, pp. 392-403. ISSN 1413-294X.

This research aimed to understand how professionals working in the Justice System experienced the practice of evaluation and qualification for adoption by same-sex couples. Twenty-seven professionals (two judges, three prosecutors, 11 psychologists and 11 social workers) working in 10 counties of three Brazilian states were interviewed, the data was submitted to content analysis and interpreted by the bioecological theory. According to the professionals, the demand of this group is increasing, however, many applicants still present themselves without their partners, out of fear or unawareness that joint adoption is possible. The accepted cases were from couples who shared the parental project and owned a favorable support network, while the rejected ones referred, above all, to those who insisted on keeping their sexual orientation or their partner a secret, and when there was no applicants-child adaptation. The experiences were emphasized as positives in the following interventions.

Keywords : adoption (child); homparenthood; evaluation; legal proceedings; legal psychology.

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