Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To bookmark an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Want to save an article in your browser’s Bookmarks for quick access? Press Ctrl + D and a dialogue box will open asking how you want to save it.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

D'Amato, B. (2010). Adoption: Perspectives and Fantasy. Mod. Psychoanal., 35(1):53-67.

(2010). Modern Psychoanalysis, 35(1):53-67

Adoption: Perspectives and Fantasy

Barbara D'Amato, Psya.D.

In this paper the author considers facts and research, myths and fantasies surrounding adoption. Libidinal and aggressive ideas and fantasies are explored in terms of the historical discourse encompassing Western views about adoption and adoptees. Through case material the author illustrates how fantasies and conflicts experienced by all members of the adoption triad are expressed in treatment. Finally, the similarities and differences between adoptive and biological parenting are considered.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2021, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.