Jennifer was a co-author on two papers cited in this document, as disclosed in the text. Simon Crouch is a co-author on three papers cited in the article. When asked for sources to support his statements, a spokesperson for Kevin Andrews told The Conversation:. The majority of research on this topic shows that children or adolescents raised by same-sex parents fare equally as well as those raised by opposite-sex parents on a wide range of social, emotional, health and academic outcomes. It argues that healthy, stable, and happy marriages are the optimal institution for promoting individual well being and healthy societies.
On Jan. And last Monday Jan. But research on families headed by gays and lesbians doesn't back up these dire assertions. In fact, in some ways, gay parents may bring talents to the table that straight parents don't. Gay parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents," said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts who researches gay and lesbian parenting. Gays and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50 percent accidental pregnancy rate among heterosexuals, Goldberg said.
With gay marriage recently becoming legal, many same-sex couples are deciding to adopt children and form a family. Recently, I watched a show with Neil Patrick Harris on it where he was discussing his famously adorable husband and children. This led me to wonder: What is it like for those children?
Is she in trouble? I love you. While Feintuch considers herself an accepting person, she still faced some immediate stress and shock when her child came out to her. A new study conducted by researchers at George Washington University found that most parents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth have difficulty adjusting after their kids come out. The study says it is one of the first to systematically examine the experience of parents raising lesbian, gay and bisexual children.