By David M. Brodzinsky, Adam Pertman
The perform of adoption has replaced dramatically during the last part century, with profound implications for kids and households. might be the main impressive and debatable transformation in this time has been the turning out to be willingness of adoption pros to put youngsters with sexual-minority contributors and undefined. but, regardless of substantial learn displaying that lesbians and homosexual males could make stable mom and dad, they proceed to adventure problems and obstacles in lots of components of the rustic of their efforts to undertake and lift teenagers. certainly, whereas development during this sector has been major, it's been impeded via the homophobia and heterosexist attitudes of adoption execs and the judiciary; by way of a variety of stereotypes and misconceptions approximately parenting by way of lesbians and homosexual males, and by way of an absence of enough directions and coaching for setting up most sensible perform criteria in operating with this speedily becoming workforce of adoptive parents.Adoption by way of Lesbians and homosexual males explores the gamut of historic, felony, sociological, mental, social casework, and private concerns relating to adoption by way of sexual-minority contributors and undefined. best specialists in a number of fields address--and frequently shatter--the controversies, myths, and misconceptions hindering efforts by means of those members to undertake and lift young children. What makes this e-book all of the extra worthwhile is that it presents insights and particular concepts for setting up empirically verified top practices for operating with a major area of our society, for treating all potential and present mom and dad quite and both, and, might be most significantly, for expanding a nonetheless principally untapped source for delivering households for kids who want them.
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Other studies have found more equality in parenting and greater parental involvement by both parents in lesbian- or gay-headed families (Chan, Brooks, Raboy, & Patterson, 1998). Although the majority of studies, to date, have been conducted on lesbian-headed families, the limited findings on families headed by gay fathers also indicate positive adjustment for children and healthy family functioning (Anderssen, Amlie, & Ytteroy, 2002; Patterson, 2000). , 2007). American public opinion on this issue has also shifted significantly during the past decade.
Although Lawrence ended the criminalization of homosexuality, the fight over same-sex marriage (and civil unions and other formal recognition of gay and lesbian relationships) continues. Even prior to Lawrence, Congress had passed the Defense of Marriage Act, which banned federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allowed states to refuse recognition of such unions. In the year following Lawrence, however, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts held that banning same-sex marriage was a violation of the state Constitution and, in 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow marriage by two people of the same gender.
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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity by David M. Brodzinsky, Adam Pertman