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LGBT parenting refers to lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT people raising one or more children as parents or foster care parents. This includes: children raised by same-sex couples same-sex parentingchildren raised by single LGBT parents, and children raised by an opposite-sex couple where at least one partner is LGBT. LGBT people can become parents through various means including current or former relationships, coparentingadoptiondonor inseminationreciprocal IVFand surrogacy.
As countries around the world slowly start to recognize LGBTQ rightsthe idea of a typical family has begun to change as well. As a result, families all over the world are looking different and more diverse. From South Africa to Denver, these families with same-sex parents prove that "family" has no one definition.
Overview: We identified 79 scholarly studies that met our criteria for adding to knowledge about the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents. Of those studies, 75 concluded that children of gay or lesbian parents fare no worse than other children. While many of the sample sizes were small, and some studies lacked a control group, researchers regard such studies as providing the best available knowledge about child adjustment, and do not view large, representative samples as essential. We identified four studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents face added disadvantages.
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Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay. There are approximatelysame-sex partner households, according to the Census, and there are children living in approximately 27 percent of those households. It is difficult to obtain an accurate count of same-sex parent families because many lesbians and gay men are not open about their sexual orientation due to fears of discrimination, such as loss of employment, loss of child custody, and antigay violence.
A new study out of Italy shows children raised by same-sex couples are as psychologically well-adjusted—if not slightly more—than children raised by heterosexual couples. It adds to the growing body of research disproving the notion that same-sex parenting is somehow inferior. It also comes as Italy grapples with the matter of same-sex marriage.
Photo by Melinda Green. When the Supreme Court took up the issue of gay marriage last month, Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that experts debate whether same-sex parents are bad for children. Siegel, a School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, coauthored a reportpublished by the American Academy of Pediatrics the week before the court case, arguing that three decades of research concur that kids of gay parents are doing just fine. The report cites estimates that gay couples and single parents are raising almost two million American children.
Whilst adoption and fostering may be the answer for some couples, others may wish to have a child that is biologically related to one of them. Options open for same-sex couples who wish for their child to be biologically related to one of them include surrogacy for gay couplesdonor insemination for lesbian couples and co-parenting. Adoption provides a child with a new family when it is not possible for them to live with their biological family, this could be due to a number of different reasons.
We assessed whether associations among family relationships, parenting stress, and child outcomes were different in the two household types. Parental and child characteristics were matched for 95 female same-sex parent and 95 different-sex parent households with children 6—17 years old. One parent per household was interviewed by telephone. Multivariate analyses of variance and multiple linear regressions were conducted.