Parents who were experiencing higher levels of parenting stress, higher levels of interparental conflict, and lower levels of love for each other had children who exhibited more behavior problems. Findings of the analysis of the self-esteem scores indicated there was no significant statistical differences in the self-esteem scores between adolescents with divorced lesbian mothers and adolescents with divorced heterosexual mothers. Results revealed no significant differences between the 2 groups of children, who also compared favorably with the standardization samples for the instruments used. Donor status, maternal relationship continuity, and experienced stigmatization were not related to QoL Conclusions: This study compared the cognitive development and behavior problems at 2, 12, and 24 months post placement of 82 high-risk children adopted from foster care in heterosexual and gay or lesbian households. BMC Public Health, 14
The adolescents were asked if they had ever been abused and, if so, to specify by whom and the type of abuse verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual.
What does the scholarly research say about the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents?
No associations were found between substance use and homophobic stigmatization or life satisfaction. This study compared the play narratives of children in 38 lesbian-mother families; 73 two-parent, heterosexual-mother families; and 58 single-heterosexual-mother families recruited from a general population sample. But, in order to ask this, I think that we need a wider range of research into lesbian and gay parenting Journal of Homosexuality, 18 The quality of the interaction between the social mother and the child in lesbian families was superior to that between the father and the child in both groups of heterosexual families. A meta-analysis of developmental outcomes for children of same-sex and heterosexual parents.
In social and psychological development, the children were comparable to children raised in heterosexual families. Findings are presented of a comparative study investigating the family relationships and the emotional and gender development of children raised in lesbian mother families. Developmental Psychology, 44 1 Visit Source Website Golombok, S. Furthermore, 5 countries have legalized some form of step-child adoption. A total of 30 lesbian mother families with year old children created as a result of donor insemination DI were compared with 38 heterosexual families with a DI child and with 30 heterosexual families who had a naturally conceived child.