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Psicothema, 2011. Vol. Vol. 23 (nº 4). 630-635




Satisfacción con la adopción y con sus repercusiones en la vida familiar

Yolanda Sánchez-Sandoval

Universidad de Cádiz

La satisfacción de las familias con la adopción realizada se presenta como una posible medida de evaluación de los procesos adoptivos. Analizamos las repercusiones de la adopción en un grupo de 272 familias adoptivas. En su mayoría, se encuentran muy satisfechas con su decisión de adoptar, con las características de sus hijos y con las implicaciones familiares y personales que ésta ha tenido. El grado de satisfacción difiere en función de algunas características de los adoptados, de las familias y del estilo de interacción. La propia satisfacción vital de los adoptados también se relaciona con la valoración de sus padres y madres.

Adoptive parents’ satisfaction with the adoption experience and with its impact on family life. In this study, we discuss the relevance of adoptive families’ satisfaction in the assessment of adoption processes. The effects of adoption on a sample group of 272 adoptive families are analyzed. Most families show high levels of satisfaction as to: their decision to adopt, the features of their adopted children and how adoption has affected them as individuals and as a family. Statistical analyses show that these families can have different satisfaction levels depending on certain features of the adoptees, of the adoptive families or of their educational style. Life satisfaction of the adoptees is also related to how their adoptive parents evaluate the adoption.

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