Jacques Dayan: The family romance of the adopted adolescent

Using the concept of the family romance we explore the work of rewriting memory and reconciling affects, particularly in the adopted adolescent, with or without pathology, which enables him or her to move towards a coherent identity. This concept allows us to illustrate how the adoption situation can color the whole adolescent process, without changing the nature of it.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 4, 695-703.