Motherloss

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It explores the effects on a long-established working-class black neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio when gay white professionals move into and begin to transform the area. A counselor at BYU helped him come out to his wonderfully supportive family. When asked if they were recently or currently in therapy “for a problem connected with anxiety, depression, relationships, etc.,” the children adopted by strangers reported receiving such therapy the most, followed by the children of MLRs.

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Safe As Houses: A Novel

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But individuals from the gay groups are saying that their parenting abilities should not be based on their sexual orientation but with their capability of nourishing their adopted child with love and grow just like any other child. It is concluded that findings to date have not demonstrated that the homosexual individuals are any less psychologically adjusted than their heterosexual counterparts. (PsycINFO Database Record. Concerned that children of lesbian mothers may suffer social stigma in peer group relations as a result, Huggins (1989) decided to investigate this issue.

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All the Ways Home: Parenting and Children in the Lesbian and

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Marshall Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. When she tells her Mommy and Mama about Dr. Much of the limited previous research on fathers as primary parents has focused on single fathers (e.g., Santrock, Warshak, & Elliott, 1982 ) or on fathers who assume primary responsibility for limited periods of time (Russell, 1999 ). Many states have different laws that apply for gay and lesbian adoption, as opposed to heterosexual couples.

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Beyond Blood: Writings on the Lesbian and Gay Family

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As data on parenting were collected from both parents, which produces a clustered data structure, multilevel regression models were estimated to compare family types on the following constructs: parents' psychological well-being (Trait Anxiety Inventory, Edinburgh Depression Scale, and PSI), warmth (expressed warmth and sensitive responding), interaction (enjoyment of play, amount of interaction, and quality of interaction), conflict (frequency of battle, level of battle, disciplinary indulgence, and disciplinary aggression), and the observational variables relating to mutuality (child responsiveness, parent responsiveness, dyadic reciprocity, and dyadic cooperation).

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Get Used to it!: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children

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Since I've worked in this area for ten years, I've kept on top of what research is coming out. A few months after that, Jopling offered to become surrogate mother for the child their gay friends in Ottawa, Michael Mancini and Ernst Hupel, were hoping for. Fact: Most reliable estimates of the current gay and lesbian population in America range from 10 to 20 percent of the American population (Bell & Weinberg, 1978; Darty & Potter, 1984).

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Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About

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Couples therapy should be treated no different than marital therapy, aside from the obvious legal and social issues. This is about how strict a parent is and how much control these use on their children.... [tags: Parenting] Parenting Education - In a perfect world, every child would be wanted and loved, and all parents would have the capacity and the desire to raise children who are healthy, mentally and physically strong, and displaying high moral integrity. We intend to foster and be an advocate for the rights of LGBT families everywhere, but we don’t stop there.

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Immigrant Mothers: Narratives of Race and Maternity,

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A child was born in 1995, and Britain and Carvin raised the child for the next six years. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62(2). 261. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study. Among the issues examined are: the taboos and myths that traditionally surround same-sex parenthood; artificial insemination; surrogate mothers; adoption and fostering; custody battles; what to tell the children; what to tell your neighbours; what kids think of their queer parents.

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Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, And The Promise

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According to this study, almost all children from lesbian DI families share the fact that they live in a two-mother unit spontaneously with close friends who react positively. However, this definition of family is a new interpretation that fit the rapid housing expansion of the Cold War years in the Western world. He served an LDS mission from 2006-2008 in Seoul, Korea. Policy statement on lesbian and gay issues. Suicidality patterns and sexual orientation-related factors among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths.

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Playing With Time: Mothers And The Meaning Of Literacy

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Psychologists' attitudes toward gay and lesbian parenting. Though this media mainstreamification of gay parenting is a relatively new phenomenon, for decades, gay parents have had children in all sorts of family configurations—whether through adoption, previous heterosexual relationships, or, increasingly, by choosing to have biological offspring using in vitro, surrogate, and other methods. Measures of children’s adjustment, parenting approaches, parenting stress, and couple relationship adjustment were not significantly associated with parental sexual orientation.

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Women in Love: Portraits of Lesbian Mothers & Their Families

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Although, they did not address family in the movie, I wonder if Jeff and Greg got together. At the turn of the millennium, social scientists widely agreed that children raised by unmarried mothers, divorced parents, cohabiting parents, and step-parents fared worse than children raised by their still-married, biological parents. [8] Although data on gay and lesbian parenting were not yet available at that time, it was difficult to imagine that gay and lesbian parents would be able to accomplish what parents in step-parenting, adoptive, single-parenting, and cohabiting contexts had not been able to do, namely, replicate the optimal child-rearing environment of married, biological-parent homes.

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