Category: Parenting & Families

Long Way Home

Jeanne Jullion

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This could be true and untrue at the same time. All prospective parents are evaluated by adoption agency personnel, particularly in terms of having positive mental health and high couple relationship quality (Hartman & Laird, 1990; Leon, 2002; Ryan, Pearlmutter, & Groza, 2004). Break into groups of 4. marriage to exclude same-sex couples. It is the responsibility of social workers to identify needs, assist in procuring services, navigate the maize of services, and promote policies and services to better serve this population.

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Women, Work, and Families: Balancing and Weaving

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W., Gartrell, N., & Hermanns, J., Perrin, E. He joined the board of directors in January of 2014. If you have legal questions related to your sexual orientation or gender identity and don't find the answer to your questions in our publications, NCLR's helpline can help you find the answers. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. When they came back through JFK, they were faced with another small inconvenience. "It's one US customs form per family.

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Two Moms, The Zark, And Me

Johnny Valentine

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Grossman and colleagues (2003) report on their interviews with gay men, bisexuals, and lesbians over 60, and found a correlation between low self-esteem and experiences of victimization. From a total of 90 points (very positive) to 10 points (very negative), respondents' attitudes toward gay men (ATG) scale ranged from 10 to 87 points (M = 38.5; SD = 19.2). Before coming to Point Foundation, from 2001 - 2006 Jorge was the President and Executive Director of The Trevor Project.

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Motherhood at the Crossroads: Meeting the Challenge of a

Sue Lanci Villani

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Judy and her husband Richard have blended their family of six children in three states, soon-to-be 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. “My interest and commitment in Affirmation results from a gay son and two gay grandsons who have all left the church,” says Judy. “Having negotiated the rocky path of parenting gays, I feel excited about positive changes in our society and our Church. If you do not want the donor to be considered the legal father, leave the "father" space blank on the child's birth certificate.

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Heather Has Two Mommies: 10th Anniversary Edition (Alyson

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Salvin-Williams, 1990, "Lesbian and Gay Adolescents", Dennis A. Although both parents reported sharing household tasks and decision making equally, biological mothers reported greater involvement in child care, and nonbiological mothers reported spending longer hours in paid employment. Fact: There is little or no difference in the processes and stages of "love" or emotional bonding as experienced by same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples. But what about the longer run for everyone?

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That Door Is a Mischief

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Dyadic Adjustment Scale score has a theoretical range of 0-151. *norms reported by Spanier (1976) -Overall adjustment scores for the parents in the sample were consistent with norms reported for married men and women. -We found that one group of parents, men in primary gay families, scored significantly lower than all other groups on overall adjustment. Golombok, S., Perry, B., Burston, A., Murray, C., Mooney-Somers, J., Stevens, M., & Golding, J. (2003). Face-to-face interviews with parents, and with those children willing and old enough to take part, showed that parents talked openly with their children about adoption and recognised the value of children maintaining contact with their birth parents.

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Mothering Modernity: Feminism, Modernism, and the Maternal

Marylu Hill

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When asked about infidelity, children of MLRs were three times more likely to say they had had an affair while married/cohabiting than children of IBFs, followed by children from stepfamilies (who were two and a half times more likely to have an affair than IBFs) and children of FGRs (who were twice as likely to say they had had an affair). In comparison with the scores of an age-matched normative sample, no significant differences in scores were found.

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The Family of Woman: Lesbian Mothers, Their Children, and

Maureen Sullivan

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Our online forum is also a great place to meet and talk with other parents about their experiences. The critically acclaimed film starring Felicity Huffman as a transgender woman who discovers she is the father of a grown son and embarks on a cross-country road trip. This 4th report from a longitudinal study of U. Eggebeen, who like Amato is critical of the paper by Mark Regnerus that studies the NFSS, nevertheless argues that the real importance of the paper is “the description of a new data set that offers significant advantages.

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The Impossibility of Motherhood: Feminism, Individualism and

Patrice DiQuinzio

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Gay and lesbian couples may sometimes opt to bring a child into their lives through conception and birth as well. Beyond Heterosexism and Across the Cultural Divide: Developing an Inclusive Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychology: A Look to the Future Cameron's research is methodologically suspect. That way you have more control over the what happens during care; reparative/ conversion therapy can describe many different approaches. We know that should a free vote be allowed for all sides of parliament, marriage equality legislation would pass both houses.

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Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

A. K. Summers

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What questions do you have about talking to your LGB teen about sex , or about sexual safety? The purpose of this chapter is to review research literature concerning children of gay and lesbian parents. Mallon • Loving Someone Gay by Don Clark, Ph. Studies have shown that the children of lesbian and gay parents do not differ significantly from children raised in heterosexual households in the development of gender identity or sexual orientation (3).” In fact, both heterosexual and homosexual parents show similarities in their styles of raising children. “In addition, it is also known that the vast majority of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals grow up in heterosexual families (5).” There is the myth that gay and lesbian parents have different relationships than heterosexual parents, and that will ultimately have negative affects on their children.

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