January 24, 2013

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

Amie Klempnauer Miller

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But while she was surrounded by strong women who love her, she says, “I so desperately wanted a daddy.” For Barwick this was confusing: “It is a strange and confusing thing to walk around with this deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man, in a community that says that men are unnecessary,” she writes. Counseling may be helpful for teens who are uncomfortable with their sexual orientation or uncertain about how to express it. The most recent review of literature on GLBT families did not mention Sirota’s (2009) research, even though I reported a summary of it two years ago.
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January 24, 2013

The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to

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In 2004, the project partnered with F2F to support implementation of the resulting professional standards in three California counties. Herek's (1984) functional approach to attitudes toward homosexuality. (PsycINFO Database Record. The three families maintain contact and get together from time to time, despite the geography that separates them, openly acknowledging all their connections. Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Equality Council, an advocacy group for gay and lesbian families, said the study has no effect on the "overwhelming body of research" that has found that children of same-sex couples do as well as those of heterosexual parents. "It is clear that families are stronger and more stable when they can stay together," she said. "That means what we should be doing is supporting policies that make it easier for gay and lesbian families to stay together."
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January 24, 2013

The Father Factor

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Copyright © 2002 by the American Psychological Association. Laumann et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994 ), p. 217. 39 M. The thought of rejecting Jim, though, never occurred to them. "I was more worried that when he left to go back to college that somehow he had become a different person. Fortunately, we received dozens of positive letters to counteract the effect of the handful of negative ones.
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January 23, 2013

Parenting in gay and lesbian families

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Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. A network for lovely LGBT parents & those thinking about becoming parents! I hate to say "stay in the closet," but I really don't want to see you wind up living on the street. This site also supports state based ‘GayDads’ discussion groups provide social and support networks in Victorian, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
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January 23, 2013

Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood

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Waterman expressed gratitude to Susan Edelstein, executive director of UCLA TIES for Families, and the Adoptions Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for their support of this project. In other words, even if you're not exactly doing a tap dance about the fact that your kid may be LGBT, finding a way to accept your child and love her goes a long way toward keeping her safe later on.
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January 23, 2013

Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship

Aaron Goodfellow

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He was introduced to Affirmation after meeting John Gustav-Wrathall while living in Minneapolis and is grateful and excited at the increased understanding happening in both LDS and LGBT communities. Laird, J., & Green, R.-J. (Eds.). (1996). All rights reserved.) Golombok, S., & Rust, J. (1993). Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded ... This could cause many adopted children in same-sex homes to be orphaned at an early age.
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January 23, 2013

Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

Carol-Ann. Hooper

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Parenting: Science and Practice, 2, 61-76. This study compared the networks of extended family and friendship relationships of children conceived via donor insemination with lesbian versus heterosexual parents. Too much problems your mind and body? home and family? How Do I Help my Questioning Son or Daughter? Lesbian and gay families with children: Implications of social science research for policy. American Academy of Pediatrics (2002) The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following statement in support of gay and lesbian parenting and called for equal access to co-parenting and second-parent adoption rights for gay and lesbian parents in February 2002: "Children deserve to know that their relationships with both of their parents are stable and legally recognized.
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January 23, 2013

Mothers' Images of Motherhood: Case Studies of Twelve

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In 1996, the state appeals court of Florida ruled that John Ward, a convicted murderer, was a more fit parent than his lesbian ex-wife, Mary. In addition to providing resources for LGBT parents and their families, Rainbow Family Network is also for our kids to socialize. Lesbian mothers and their children: a comparative survey. Helicopter parenting is not what it is depicted as; it is a style of parenting that creates a bond between parent and child that in most cases is beneficial in economic, social, and academic aspects of the child’s life.
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January 23, 2013

Challenging Conceptions: Planning a Family by

Lisa Saffron

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Second Story, 2004 (1-896764-84-3) The status of gay relationships has come a long way since Heather first come out with her two mommies–and so have picture books, thank goodness. All sorts of people can make a success of adoption. Structured Doll Technique protocols were scored by raters. Female same-sex couples made up about 0.4% of couples in cities of 1 million or more people, as well as close to 0.4% in cities larger than 100,000 people, 0.3% in cities and towns with a population between 10,000 and 100,000, and slightly over 0.2% in the rest of Australia.
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January 22, 2013

All Our Families: New Policies for a New Century

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The studies encompassed a total of 615 offspring (age range 1.5-44 years) of lesbian mothers or gay fathers and 387 controls, who were assessed by psychological tests, questionnaires or interviews. David spent the better part of 3 years struggling to accept his sexuality as a part of his life instead of continually repressing it. The language should be included in all written materials next to race, sex, religion, etc. 10. As of today Hilling and Amador-Batten have collected 50 stories and only need 20 more stories to complete the book.
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