Bridges between Families and Foster Children: Family Reintegration and Adoption of Disabled Children and Adolescents

Patrícia da Silva Bezerra, Yuri Leandro do Carmo de Souza, Matheus dos Santos da Silveira, Edmylla Francyelle dos Santos Silva, Simone Souza da Costa Silva

This study aimed to describe the perception of caregivers and the role of professionals in the process of family reintegration and adoption of children and adolescents with disabilities in a host institution in Belém/PA, Brazil.

Ten family members of five children and three professionals from the technical team participated. The data were collected during the execution of the Pontes Project, by means of recording in a field diary, and the analysis was carried out with the content analysis technique using the software Iramuteq (Interface de R pour les Analyses Multidimensionnelles de Textes et de Questionnaires). The main findings showed the importance of the families being monitored by the technical team for the process of family reintegration and adoption.