Le adozioni in Italia fra diritto vivente e prospettive di riforma

Di Giovanni Iorio -

A number of features of family law have profoundly changed over the last years. This is due, inter alia, to key reforms enacted in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Yet, subjects such as “full” adoption and adoption in particular cases, remained substantially anchored to the legislative framework designed in 1983. This study aims at emphasizing some criticalities of the current legislation and discussing the opportunity for a wide-ranging reform of the matter. Recent rulings of the Constitutional Court and the Court of Cassation seem to stress the urgency for a new law on adoptions, which will have to transpose and systematically implement certain principles (including constitutional ones) that are widely recognized in living law.