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LEAO, Flavia Elso et al. Women that give their children up for adoption: a documentary study. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.2, pp. 276-283. ISSN 2359-0769.

The sending of children for adoption needs to be studied in it's legal, sociocultural and psychological aspects, for it's permeated by prejudiced and stigmatizing judgement. This piece of work has the objective of getting to know the bio and sociodemographic characteristics of the women who give their children. Six legal proceedings of the Juizado Regional da Infância e da Juventude from a city in Rio Grande do Sul for the period from 2010 to 2013 have been qualitatively analyzed. They have been fully read so that the contents could be pointed out. After this first moment, ocurred the conference and synthesis of the contents, and their transformation into categories of analysis, having them been built a posteriori. Among the results, it was found that women who arranged their children for adoption belonged to the socially disadvantaged layers, they were young and single. The data about the fathers didn't appear in the files, therefore not having been summoned to participate in this decision. Most of the lawsuits showed absence of either family and father support. As a reason for the adoption procedure, were either considered the women's absence of socioeconomic conditions as the impossibility of raising a son resulted from sexual violence or casual intercourse. Women portrayed on the analyzed lawsuits didn't receive neither psychological nor psychosocial attention - as the legislation advocates - still, most of them have been assisted by a professional from the Conselho Tulelar. It was also observed the shortage of information on the legal procedures, or missing information, thus showing fail in the very registration made by the court. Therefore, it's made necessary to build devices that implement the existing law, ensuring the rights of such women and their children, as well as drawing the attention to the completion of the information on the registry at the court.

Keywords : maternity; adoption; donation; processes; law.

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