Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
versão ISSN 1808-4281
The goal of the present article is to rise reflections regarding the culture of adoption in Brazil, the changes happened during our five centuries of history and how the adoptive families are constituted today in our country. Although the practice of adoption has assumed several places, some of them emphasized and others of ostracism during the Occidental history, in Brazil the aspect of charity presented in the first adoptions highlight the social imaginary until the current days, even though the practice show a different scene regarding to this type of parenthood. To extend the social image on the adoption, making possible a reconstruction of rooted ideas will only happen when the subject is not only a concern of the families who wish for adoption or some professionals who work with it but the interest of the general society.
Palavras-chave : Adoption; Forensic psychology; Family; Parenthood.