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Research paper on lgbt parenting

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Are the outcomes for children of gay, lesbian, or bisexual parents in general the same as those for heterosexual parents? That controversial question is discussed here in a detailed review of the social science literature in three parts: (1) stability of same-sex parental relationships, (2) child outcomes, and (3) child outcomes in same-sex adoption. Relationship instability appears to be higher among gay and lesbian parent couples and may be a key mediating factor influencing outcomes for children. With respect to part 2, while parental self-reports usually present few significant differences, social desirability or self-presentation bias may be a confounding factor. While some researchers have tended to conclude that there are no differences whatsoever in terms of child outcomes as a function of parental sexual orientation, such conclusions appear premature in the light of more recent data in which some different outcomes have been observed in a few studies. Studies conducted within the past 10 years that compared child outcomes for children of same-sex and heterosexual adoptive parents were reviewed. Numerous methodological limitations were identified that make it very difficult to make an accurate assessment of the effect of parental sexual orientation across adoptive families. Because of sampling limitations, we still know very little about family functioning among same-sex adoptive families with low or moderate incomes, those with several children, or those with older children, including adolescents or how family functioning may change over time. There remains a need for high-quality research on same-sex families, especially families with gay fathers and with lower income. Читать полностью »

Lgbt parenting parents

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Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are parents. In the 2000 U.S. Census, for example, 33 percent of female same-sex couple households and 22 percent of male same-sex couple households reported at least one child under the age of 18 living in the home.[22] As of 2005, an estimated 270,313 children in the United States live in households headed by same-sex couples.[23] Читать полностью »

Lgbt parenting portland

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LGBT people have unique challenges that they face every day. Whether you live in an open and accepting environment or a conservative one, there are issues that you need to cope with well for life to feel more livable. Talking about these challenges with a mental health professional that is queer identified can be especially helpful and validating. Let's start talking! Читать полностью »

Lgbt parenting network sherbourne

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The LGBTQ Parenting Network promotes the rights and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer parents, prospective parents and their families through education, advocacy, research, social networking and community organizing. It is a network of approximately 2,000 families and individuals in and around Toronto that work with local, provincial and federal organizations and communities. Читать полностью »

Lgbt parenting network

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LGBTQ parents and their children can benefit tremendously from having a strong support network, which FPN is dedicated to helping you form. For parents, having access to LGBTQ-friendly resources can make life a little easier and for their kids, knowing there are other families out there just like there’s can go a long way in boosting confidence and self-esteem. Читать полностью »

Parenting in lgbt homes

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Many of these studies suffer from similar limitations and weaknesses, with the main obstacle being the difficulty in acquiring representative, random samples on a virtually invisible population. Many lesbian and gay parents are not open about their sexual orientation due to real fears of discrimination, homophobia, and threats of losing custody of their children. Those who do participate in this type of research are usually relatively open about their homosexuality and, therefore, may bias the research towards a particular group of gay and lesbian parents. Читать полностью »

Lgbt adoption and parenting in australia

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However, even those laws contain a general presumption against making an adoption order because an adoption order severs the legal relationship between the child and one of the child's birth parents. Due to the serious consequences of an adoption order, all step-parent adoption laws (including those applying to opposite-sex couples) contain a strong preference for dealing with new parenting arrangements through a parenting order rather than an adoption order. Читать полностью »