Psychology, Interamerican
Experience of adoptive parenthood of a couple with biological children
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Otuka, L. K., Scorsolini-Comin, F., & Santos, M. A. dos. (2013). Experience of adoptive parenthood of a couple with biological children. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 46(2). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v46i2.320

Abstract

This case study aimed at understanding the experience of adoptive parenthood in a couple with biological children. This case study aimed to understand how the conscious and unconscious fantasies are related to the experiences of adoptive parenthood. A couple with two biological daughters when they make the decision to adopt a child of two months involved in the study. The instrument used for data collection was the in-depth interview. The results show that the act of adoption took intense emotional significance for the couple, especially the learning of “being a mother” by adopting revealed to be a different experience as compared to the previous experience of motherhood based on consanguinity ties.


https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v46i2.320
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