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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay MenA New Dimension in Family Diversity$
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David M. Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195322606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.001.0001

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Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents

Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents

Stressors and Strengths

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(p.184) 9 Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents
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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men
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Scott Ryan

Suzanne Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0050

This chapter outlines the empirical and theoretical foundations of stressors and strengths in child development and family life, and subsequently applies these constructs to a large, national sample of gay and lesbian adoptive families. This information is intended to aid adoption professionals in identifying possible sources of strength and support in their work with gay and lesbian adoptive families, as well as to help these families plan for the common challenges they may face in raising their children.

Keywords:   lesbian and gay adoption, child development, adoptive families, family life

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