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XIMENES, Flávia  and  SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio. Adoption by gay couples: reports from psychologists of judiciary. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.9, n.1, pp. 65-85. ISSN 2236-6407.

This exploratory study had as an objective investigating the conceptions of psychologists that act in the judiciary about adoption by same-sex couples. Four psychologists that work in Law Courts of the States of Minas Gerais and São Paulo participated. The semi structured interviews were recorded, transcribed, vertically and horizontally analyzed and categorized. Found categories: professional formation; comprehension about adoption; contact with processes of adoption by same-sex couples; perspectives about adoption by same-sex couples and the role of Psychology in this context. Three of the participants had already gotten in touch with those adoption processes. The main difficulties were the lack of knowledge and the prejudice that permeates the judiciary system in Brazil. It’s concluded that professionals need not only specific formation about the area and the subject, but also constant reflection about their practices, what may guide the curriculum in undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology.

Keywords : Homoparenthood; Adoption; Juridical Psychology; Psychologist Role.

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