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FONSECA, Patrícia Nunes da et al. Parental perception about the adotive son: a psychoeducational analysis. Pensando fam. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.1, pp. 131-145. ISSN 1679-494X.

This study aimed to analyze the parents' perceptions about the adopted child. Twenty adoptive parents from the city of Joao Pessoa (PB) participated, being the majority female (65%) and married (85%). A sociodemographic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were used to collect data. SPSS (version 21) was used to perform the descriptive statistics and the IRAMUTEQ software (version 0.7 alpha 2) to process the content of the interviews. The results showed that adopted children have good relationships with friends, teachers and family members, show positive feelings with the members of the new family, and exhibit school performance consistent with their age. It is concluded that there should be greater media coverage of the positive experiences of adoption, especially from the parents' report, to build new representations about the adopted child.

Keywords : Parental perception; Development; Adopted son.

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