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DIAS, Cristina Maria de Souza Brito; SILVA, Ronara Veloso Bonifácio da  and  FONSECA, Célia Maria Souto Maior de Souza. Older children adoption from the perspective of the adoptive parents. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2008, vol.1, n.1, pp. 28-35. ISSN 1983-3482.

This research project investigates the adoption of older children, which is considered the most necessary one, since most adopters prefer younger children. In this way, it intends to understand how the adopters understand and experience the adoption process. Four individual and semi-directed interviews were carried out. The results show that the motivation for the adopters is related to pure altruism and to their wish of personal fulfillment as father/mother, as well as to practical reasons and the desire for company. Despite the prejudice experienced by the adopters because of their children's past and of some adaptation problems, one can conclude that with love and professional help the adoptions are successful

Keywords : necessary adoptions; prejudice; culture of adoption.

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