Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made

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Neither the child's responses nor the type or frequency of pathology differed as a function of their mother's sexual orientation. Later she found a new spiritual path as she explored Zen Buddhism and began practicing daily sessions of meditation. To dispel the controversy fanned by the joint letter and accusations in the press and blogosphere, the editor of Social Science Research requested an internal audit to review the publication process for Regnerus’s piece.

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Daughtering and Mothering: Female Subjectivity Reanalysed

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For the observational assessment of parent–child interaction, a significant difference between gay and heterosexual parent families was found for parent responsiveness (b = −.22, p = .007), reflecting greater responsiveness by gay than heterosexual parents. When he left for the summer, life ended for me. At present, only WA and ACT allow same-sex couples to register for adoption of an unrelated child. [26] However, even in those states very few gay or lesbian couples successfully adopt children in Australia. [27] An opposite-sex couple can apply to adopt an unrelated child under all state and territory laws. [28] One member of a couple can apply to adopt the birth child of the other member of the couple under ‘step-parent adoption’ laws.

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Something to Tell You

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A fifth generation Latter-day Saint with ancestors from Denmark and England, Ron grew up in Preston, Idaho. In fact, every teenager is uniquely positioned to respond to various issues of personal growth and development. Dimensions of family structure— including such factors as divorce, single parenthood, and the parents’ sexual orientation—and biological relatedness between parents and children are of little or no predictive importance once the process variables are taken into account, because the same factors explain child adjustment regardless of family structure.

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Damage Control: A Memoir of Outlandish Privilege, Loss and

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The orphaned children will have an opportunity to be loved and raised in a family and not by an institution. In providing a research background on belongingness with children brought up in heterosexual families, my three research questions will be framed in a general understanding of the significance of belongingness and its importance on children�s psychosocial and overall developmental growth in heterosexual families. Their visibility, in turn, will help to change the stereotypes and hysteria that afflict our culture, and make our institutions more realistic and compassionate.

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BAD MOTHERS: The Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century

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On 25 out of 40 outcomes evaluated, there were statistically significant differences between children from IBFs and those of MLRs in many areas that are unambiguously suboptimal, such as receiving welfare, need for therapy, infidelity, STIs, sexual victimization, educational attainment, safety of the family of origin, depression, attachments and dependencies, marijuana use, frequency of smoking, and criminal behavior.

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Where You Are

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Helping lesbian couples cope with jealousy. It is a sexually transmitted disease which can also be spread by unsterilized needles. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 526 - 530. Gender roles and role conflict in feminist. In classic New York fashion, they called the clinic to see if they could cut a deal. "We said: listen, can you call the guy to see if he'd donate any more?" Much of this research is presented as a response to negative societal opinion, and sexual orientation of the parent continues to be a major issue in public policy formation (Patterson, 1992).

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Mothers and Such: Views of American Women and Why They

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He is the father of 5 children and 19 grandchildren. They were so vibrant, and the perspective was so great that both my kids ( 6 and 3 ) were immediately smitten. A growing body of social science has begun to compare straight and same-sex couples to get at the question of what is female, what is male. Parental selection of children's sexual orientation: A commentary. Feminists, who had been fighting for domestic parity, not specialization, deplored this theory, rightly fearing that it could be harnessed to keep women at home.

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All the Ways Home: Parenting and Children in the Lesbian and

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Viewpoints published in “Speaking Out” do not necessarily represent those of Christianity Today. Administered a value of children scale to 33 heterosexual fathers (aged 26-55 yrs.) and 33 matched homosexual fathers. It's not a story, it's an alphabet-learning aid, but the illustrations are so detailed that your toddler could easily make up her own stories. By denying homosexuals the right to come out and marry their partners won't make them or their "choice" change.

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Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods--My Mother's, My Father's,

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Society has to realize that it is not ones� sexual preference that allows a family to grow and flourish, it Same-Sex Marriage One day, Tom, a six-year-old from San Francisco came home from school feeling isolated. It is designed to broaden readers' thinking on homosexuality and homosexuals in general; to include the dimension of children and parenting within the context of the homosexual family; and to provide specific information about it. The studies conclude that children of gay or lesbian parents are no different than their counterparts raised by heterosexual parents.

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She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian)

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There may be a variety of reasons for this, but whatever the reason, gay or lesbian parents and their families are in the social spot light. Parents most commonly described salience that occurred in organizational settings as negative rather than positive. Fact: Sexual orientation has nothing to do with being infected with the AIDS virus. One of the significant considerations when working with someone who identifies as transgender is the use of pronouns.

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