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OLIVEIRA, Tatiane Lacerda de; COSTA, Liana Fortunato  and  PENSO, Maria Aparecida. Is the institutional care nursery? the family reunification. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.2, pp.626-645. ISSN 1677-1168.

The institutional care and family reunification are relational processes which involve multiple systems - family, the institution and justice. In this text, this paper aimed to understand the meaning about institutionalization and family reunification for a family with children in foster care. The method was documentary research and interview with a family. The results were analyzed from the Hermeneutics of Depth. This research had two cores of understanding: family history and meanings of institutionalization and family reunification. Family history exhibits instability of events, relational discontinuity and ongoing fight for survival. The meanings of the host family are related to the protection of children and family reunification presents paradoxical position of wanting or not the child back.

Keywords : Family of origin; Institutionalization; Family reunification.

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