In adoptive parents as well as in adopted children, it is always more frequent to observe clinical conditions related to psychological problems resulting from the adoption process. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the entire adoption process. A pre-adoption intervention encounters too many difficulties. Hence, the purpose of the study is to collect risk and vulnerabilities factors during the adoption process, in order to define a protocol for the resolution of problems which could become evident right after the adoption. The core of the study is the CUIDA, a questionnaire used in clinical practice in Spain. It evaluates the candidate parents regarding minors’ adoption, custody, and foster care. In addition to CUIDA, a semi-structured interview will be created to identify vulnerabilities factors of the candidate parents, as well as the adopted child, and used during the assessment. Thus, it will be possible to get an immediate and shared therapeutic target based on a validated instrument and supported by a focused interview evaluation.
Keywords: Adoption, risk factors, vulnerabilities, CUIDA, semi structured interview.
Federica Russo, Anna Torre, Diana La Rocca, Valeria Semeraro, Rosaria Monfregola, Lorenza Isola, Risk factors and protective factors in adoptive parents in "QUADERNI DI PSICOTERAPIA COGNITIVA" 43/2018, pp. 74-96, DOI:10.3280/QPC2018-043005