Father Involvement with Adopted Children and the Family Structure

Rovana Kinas Bueno Mauro Luís Vieira Maria Aparecida Crepaldi About the authors


The present article aimed to analyze the relationship between father involvement with adopted children and family structure. Participated four fathers of children who were adopted until a year old. This qualitative research used as instruments a questionnaire and two semistructured interviews. It is verified that these fathers play, take care, talk, show affection and have leisure with their children. They also seek to be participants when they are available, and share some tasks and responsibilities with their wives, highlighting their role as providers of financial support. Concerning the family structure, harmonic or too narrow relationships predominate in the families. It is concluded that, in investigated families, fathers get involved with their children.

paternity; adoption; father-child relations; family relations

Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de Brasília Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de Brasília, 70910-900 - Brasília - DF - Brazil, Tel./Fax: (061) 274-6455 - Brasília - DF - Brazil
E-mail: revistaptp@gmail.com