Children in planned lesbian families: Stigmatisation, psychological adjustment and protective factors. Developmental Psychology31 Archived from the original on 10 February Archived from the original on 27 February What can we learn from studies of children raised by gay or lesbian parents?
Particular attention is paid to research on the emotional, social and educational outcomes for children raised by lesbian and gay parents, and the methodological strengths and weaknesses of this body of work. Gabb, J. McDonald C, Anderson B. Major issues affecting same-sex parented families that are often addressed in therapy:.
Children raised in same-sex parented families generally report good social networks and friendships, and peer relationships that follow typical patterns. A meta-analysis of developmental outcomes for children of same-sex and heterosexual parents. InCrowl and colleagues investigated children's psychological and cognitive adjustment across 19 different studies.
In other words, the disadvantages were better explained by family transitions the children had experienced rather than being raised in a same-sex parented family per se. The report focuses on the effects of family structure and biological identity on children, and argues that intentionally conceiving children - intentionally wanting a child - is not a key factor in child wellbeing, and that deliberately denying a child a biological parent is damaging to the child's wellbeing.
Counts of same-sex couples are available starting from the Census and ABS Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeingwhich collected data on sexual preference. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies. Children raised in fatherless families from infancy: Family relationships and the socioemotional development of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers.
Amato, P. In a recent meta-analysis conducted in the US, Crowl, Ahn, and Baker found that on average, parents of children in planned lesbian-parented families reported higher quality relationships with their children than parents in comparable heterosexual families.
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Those local governments are:  . From December 9 , state and territory governments will no longer be able to block changes to birth certificates and other documents. Data on same-sex couples first became available in