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Revista de Psicologia da IMED

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ALBUQUERQUE, Leonam Amitaf Ferreira Pinto de; SOUZA, Andréa Xavier de Albuquerque  and  SILVA, Josevânia. Social Representations Elaborated by Postulants on Conventional Adoption and Late Adoption. Rev. Psicol. IMED [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.2, pp.15-33. ISSN 2175-5027.

This study aimed to apprehend the social representations of adopters on conventional adoption and late adoption. It is about an exploratory, cross study, with qualitative approach, subsidized by the Theory of the Social Representations. Six petitioners to adoption have participated of the research. Social demographic questionnaire as well as in-depth interview were used as collection instruments. The data were analysed through the Content Analysis, according to the perspective of Bardin. The results showed up 04 categories, 20 subcategories and 313 thematic unities. The thematic categories were included by two thematic classes: conventional adoption and late adoption. The social representation on late adoption was anchored in several definition criteria, which turned in less homogeneity in the contents referring to this type of adoption. In general, the petitioners positioned themselves favorable to the conventional kind of adoption and opposite to the late kind. In prevalency it was shown the social representations anchored in a traditional culture of adoption that restricts the adopted practices and influences the standardization of the adoptive profile.

Keywords : Adoption; Child; Family.

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