Il figlio adottato e la sua doppia origine

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The adopted son and his double origin

Ondina Greco

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Through the presentation of two clinical cases - the first of a young woman adopted in early childhood by a family with national adoption, the other of two adoptive parents called to mourn the distancing of the adopted child, now a young adult - the persistence is underlined of the double connection of the adopted, on the one hand with the family of origin, on the other with the new adoptive bonds (Brodzinsky, Schechter, Marantz Henig, 1992). This double connection remains, even when apparently one of the two poles, or both, seem to &quot;disappear&quot; from the subjective and relational experience of the adopted and his adoptive family, to re-emerge in time with peculiar modalities for each subject. On a psychic level therefore the adoption is placed for all the protagonists in a space &lt; <metafamiliare> &gt;, in which the dimensions of psychic filiation, established filiation and filiation are intertwined in a particular way <corpo a corpo> &gt; (Guyotat, 1980; 1995), with respect to which adoptive parents and children from afar have to deal with a task of integration destined to last, with alternate events, for life.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The adopted son and his double origin
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • adozione
  • doppia connessione
  • metafamiglia
  • tatuaggio


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