Of course, we knew this: my daughter Robynn says of gay parents “I recommend them” (aHEM!) – but still good to have it confirmed in a major meta – analysis of all available academic research: . “Same-sex couple adoption doesn’t have any negative effect on children”
A 2013 study addressed the question directly, evaluating the outcomes of adoptees less than 3-years old who had been placed in one of 56 lesbian and gay households since infancy. It was a fairly small sample size, but the study found no significant associations between parental sexual orientation and child adjustment. In other words, no downside related to same-sex adoption was reported. The same can be said about this new study.
Now, a new study conducted by University of Colorado Denver research found that children of same-sex parents experience ‘no difference’ in terms of social and behavioral outcomes to children of heterosexual couples. The study examined thousands of peer-reviewed articles referencing same-sex parenting for patterns in citation of work by other researchers. Jimi Adams, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies at CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences wanted to review all existing literature on the issue, and see if a consensus was reached. By the time he reached the 1990s, a consensus was already starting to develop, and by the time he reached 2000, he discovered that researchers had reached ‘overwhelming’ consensus on the issue. Basically, virtually all researchers reported that same-sex parenting is just as fine as opposite sex parenting, but they just weren’t aware of each other’s results.
- Pope Benedict’s Strong Argument for Gay Marriage, Queer Families.
- Bishop urges change in all church teaching on sexual relationships
- Catholic Archbishop Condemns Homophobia, Supports Civil Unions
- Gay Marriage, Civil Unions, and the Church
- Same-sex couple adoption doesn’t have any negative effect on children
- Australian Government study finds kids with gay parents do as well as those with straight parents
- Study: Gay Adoptive Parents as Capable as Traditional Heterosexual Parents in Raising Children
- Adoption Agency Appeals for More Gay Adoptive Fathers.
- The Joy of (LGBT) Family
- Michigan Judge Approves Gay Marriage / Adoption – For the Sake of the Children!