Disabilità e maternità: quanto influisce la disabilità nella valutazione delle competenze genitoriali?

Journal title MINORIGIUSTIZIA
Author/s Ester Micalizzi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/4 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 106-114 File size 85 KB
DOI 10.3280/MG2021-004012
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This contribution aims to explore if and how the variable of "disability" affects the assessment of parenting skills and whether there is a prejudice against parents, and in particular mothers, with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities. If, in fact, there is a minimum requirement of psycho-physical suitability to provide an ade-quate standard of care for children, it cannot be denied that disability is an ele-ment of personal identity, like so many others, and in itself is not a source of pa-rental incapacity, but it must be seen in practice - also in relation to the other variables - whether it is a source of prejudice for the existing child (declaration of adoptability) or for the possible adoptee (assessment of suitability). In order to un-derstand how juvenile judges consider disability in practice, a brief socio-legal analysis of some adoptability judgments of a child whose mother had an intellec-tual disability will be carried out. In addition, the case of "Rosetta", a 55-year-old blind woman and biological mother of two teenage daughters who, before the birth of her daughters, had decided with her husband to start the adoption procedure, will be reported.

Keywords: CRPD, Art. 23, disability; motherhood, parental skills

Ester Micalizzi, Disabilità e maternità: quanto influisce la disabilità nella valutazione delle competenze genitoriali? in "MINORIGIUSTIZIA" 4/2021, pp 106-114, DOI: 10.3280/MG2021-004012