Welfare municipale e sostegno alla famiglia: valutazione del ruolo dei servizi territoriali nell’adozione mite
| POLITICHE SOCIALI E SERVIZI - 2011 - 1
This study is aimed to explore the role of local social services in a particular form of open
adoption called ‘adozione mite’. Psychologist, judges, social workers, adoptive parents and
adopted children have taken part in focus group discussions. Results of qualitative analysis
highlight that local services system represents a strong limit for this type of adoption; according
stakeholders this is certainly an aspect to improve for a good functioning of adoption.
These data are discussed in the light of the role of welfare community to support families and
to facilitate integration between public and private social services.