Category: Parenting & Families

Different Mothers: Sons and Daughters of Lesbians Talk About

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Despite prejudice and discrimination, lesbians and gay men have often succeeded in creating and sustaining family relationships. First, marriage may increase children's material well-being through such benefits as family leave from work and spousal health insurance eligibility. Extended family must avoid asking intrusive questions and shouldn’t show any disapproval through facial expressions or gestures. Beth Ellsworth grew up in Austin, TX, but now calls Minneapolis, MN home.
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How Many Letters Are In Goodbye?

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A number of courts have ruled that the father had a right to be the legal father unless the sperm was donated under a written agreement in which the father clearly waived his rights over the child. Separation-individuation in children of lesbian and heterosexual couples. Provide a marker next to each poster board. An appreciative inquiry was new to all of us-researchers, as well as participants.) The interview process began something like this: Before we start I'd like to explain a little bit about what we are going to do because it may be different from other interviews.
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Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the

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Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. They are also more likely to receive welfare, experience depression, smoke, and be arrested. All states explicitly allow single people to petition to adopt and married couples to petition to adopt jointly, but only very few states permit unmarried partners to petition to adopt jointly. Green (Eds.), Lesbians and gays in couples and families: A handbook for therapists(pp. 89-122). Time wrote a very interesting article on this topic entitled, “The Realities of Raising a Kid of a A Different Race” Lesbian parents should take comfort in knowing that the majority of academic studies show that same-sex parenting doesn’t have any negative impact on children, as Quartz pointed in an article entitled, “The Science is clear: Children raised by same-sex parents are at no disadvantage” Not only is there no negative impact, but on the contrary, a recent study found that same-sex parents are not only redefining the concept of family, but they are great parents.
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Parenting: What Really Counts?

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Even as they are more egalitarian in their parenting styles, same-sex parents resemble their heterosexual counterparts in one somewhat old-fashioned way: a surprising number establish a division of labor whereby one spouse becomes the primary earner and the other stays home. A blog on the Philippine LGBT Community (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Transexuals) This has been a long overdue post because the Lesbian Parenting forum I attended was last April 18.
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Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son

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Ron enjoys a variety of interests, such as vigorous singing in the Eugene Concert Choir, raising chickens and vegetables, and writing poetry. My 3-year-old twin boys and I are camped out on the terminal floor at the Denver airport, halfway through a five-hour flight delay and surrounded by plastic planes, action figures, and lollipop wrappers. Since the opening up of marriage to same-sex couples in 2003, around a thousand gay and a thousand lesbian marriages are celebrated each year in Belgium (Direction Générale Statistique et Information Économique, 2015).
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Lone Mothers, Social Security and the Family in Hong Kong

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Tell him that it isn’t your feelings for him/her that you are questioning, it is understanding about his/her sexuality. However, with regard to sexual identity, girls of lesbian mothers were much more likely to express an interest in traditionally masculine occupations than their matched counterparts. It's a lot easier to think about what's for dinner than your children being sexual in any way, let alone in a way you may have strong feelings about. Some new members have joined who are planning to start their own families soon.
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Queerspawn in Love: A Memoir

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Homosexual parents are believed to be sex craved deviants who would force their own sexual orientations on their children. Proceedings of the American Psychological Association, Incorporated, for the year 1974: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives. The results of previous research regarding division of labor among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples suggests that some aspects of coparenting might differ as a function of parental sexual orientation.
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Working and Mothering in Asia: Images, Ideologies and

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The sexual development of children of gay and lesbian parents is interesting for both scientific and social reasons. It has been found that children of lesbian mothers regard their mothers partner as very much a parent. "Overall, children of homosexuals can be distinguished from other children only by issues related to living in a non-supportive society. CWLA develops and disseminates the Standards of Excellence for Child Welfare Services as benchmarks for high-quality services that protect children and youth and strengthen families and neighborhoods.
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Otis and Alice

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The reason for this is the acknowledgement that children often want to know about their donor, and their biological heritage. So widely shared, the tradition until recently had been adopted by all governments and major religions of the world." [ 117 ] In the Oct. 15, 1971 decision Baker v. Data from 90 individuals, (30 women in 15 lesbian relationships; 30 men in 15 gay relationships, and 15 women and 15 men in heterosexual relationships were analyzed).
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Motherloss

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Ninety percent of child abuse is committed by heterosexual men. Gender-role behavior, on the other hand, refers to the extent to which the child behaves according to culturally appropriate standards of female and male behavior�that is, do girls and boys act as girls and boys are supposed to act (i.e., do girls play with dolls and boys with trucks as is expected in traditional American culture)? Other findings revealed that it can be more difficult for gay men to become parents due to prejudice and stereotypes of gay fatherhood, the high financial cost, and the legal barriers which vary from state to state.
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