Jun 26, 2011

Search: Parents & Children for Adoption

A child begotten in the heart
The research for the thesis was performed with 400 foster parents, adopted children and biological children who are adopted brothers, residents of 17 states and 105 different cities of Brazil. The results showed the characteristics of the population of adoptive families in Brazil, including their motivations and feelings about the adoption process and verified the existence of some relationships between different variables described in general. The following table shows some myths and truths found in empirical research:

Adopted children often have problemsAdopted son has difficulties in school or with education or affective relationship
Adoptive parents prefer not to disclose the adoption to the childThe adoptive parents are told about adoption, but do not like talking about it more frequently with his son
Adopted children always think the family of origin and want to meet herAdopted son did not want to have a lot of information or know the biological family, but wants to chat with the adoptive parents about the adoption
Choosing the child to be adopted makes the link affectThe choice of the child did not cause greater or lesser quality in the relationship affects
The motivation for adoption is alwaysinfertility63% ofadopters adopted by infertility, and 37% reported = altruistic motivations to help the
Child'smotivation for adoption is critical to the success of adoption and adoptions "charity" does not "give someMotivation (altruism or infertility) did not determine best romantic relationship
Only rich people can adoptAdopters exist in all levels of economy, but there is a predominance of people with better purchasing power and better socio- cultural
Enlightened People are less demanding and have less biasAre the adopters of lower income and socio-cultural adoptions have more altruistic and had minor requirements in relation to the child. The proportion of people of religions and Protestant spirit is higher among adopters than the general population
Early adopters prefer newborn babiesYes, the adopters adopt babies up to 3 months (71%), with a slight preference for white girls and healthy.
Adopt must be natural and do not need special preparation forThe adopters and adopted children say it is essential to have a preparation for the adoption
Currently adoptions are through the legal system52% of adoptions are legal - made ​​in the courts and 48% are informal adoptions - the child's record as a biological child
Now nobody discriminates against adoptiveFamilies by adoption and the children suffer discrimination claim that it is almost always the extended family and friends, not strangers
Adopted children of different skin color have more trouble regarding discriminationSkin color of the adopted child has not brought greater discrimination or prejudicial treatment
Parents who have biological children and foster greater sense are the biologicalParents and biological children say the treatment is the same, but say that adopted children sometimes Biologists have better treatment
Is better not to know the adopted child of his adoptionOne of the biggest problems was found in families where disclosure has occurred late (after 6 years) and / or inadequate (made by others)
It is better not to talk much of matter with the adoptive son not to enhance the importance of originParents should feel comfortable talking about it with her ​​adopted son. Adopted children say that the "dialogue" is an important factor for the success of adoptive relationship.
Children have difficulty in loving adoptive parents adoptive92.5% of children said they love their adoptive parents, adoptive parents cite the attribute "being affected" as the principal in her adopted children

(Source: Lidia Natalia Dobrianskyj Weber)

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