Family Relations, 29 , New York University Press. Other Aspects of Personal Development Studies of other aspects of personal development among children of lesbian and gay parents have assessed a broad array of characteristics. Provides the initial interview data from a longitudinal, year study on demographic characteristics, parental relationships, social supports, pregnancy motivations and preferences, stigmatization concerns, and coping strategies of 84 lesbian families aged yrs. Compared the sexual identity and social relationships of 30 daughters and 26 sons aged yrs.
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The data were gathered through inter-views and questionnaires completed by the children at ages 10 years and 17 years, and through interviews with mothers conducted at the same times. While Rhode Island, New York, and Maryland do not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, they do recognize same-sex marriages from other states. Solid research to help inform and shape the dialog is increasing. Family Relations, 41 , Stigmatization, self-esteem, and coping among the adolescent children of lesbian mothers. Forty-seven lesbian couples aged yrs. Conducted a comparative study between and of both lesbian and heterosexual mothers, focusing on the different kinds of support systems that they employ to meet both emotional and material needs for themselves and their children.
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Recent government surveys demonstrate that many lesbians and gay men are already raising children, and many more LGBT people would like to have children at some point. Many states permit some of these adoption arrangements. Review of Psychiatry, 12 , Lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children. Major findings were that children of both lesbians and heterosexuals fell within the normal range of the separation-individuation process. Family Relations, 41 , The present study examined the quality of parent-child relationships and the socioemotional and gender development of a community sample of 7-year-old children with lesbian parents.
However, only one subtype of coping skills decision-making coping was found to moderate the relationship of perceived stigma and SE in such a way that adolescents using more decision-making coping had higher SE in the face of high-perceived stigma. Golombok and Tasker , studied 25 young adults reared by divorced lesbian mothers and 21 young adults reared by divorced heterosexual mothers. Reprinted with permission of Haworth Press. Women reported significantly greater dissatisfaction with parenting arrangements than their husbands or gay parents. Is this research reliable? Within the context of a review of the literature on gay male parents and their children, preliminary findings are reported from a postal survey of gay parents recruited through advertisements for volunteers.