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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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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men

Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men

What We Know, Need to Know, and Ought to Do

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(p.233) 11 Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men
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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men
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David M. Brodzinsky

Robert-Jay Green

Katie Katuzny

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0061

This chapter summarizes the main points made in this book and highlights important research and social casework issues that remain to be addressed, as well as best practices for facilitating successful adoptions by lesbian and gay parents. The chapters in this book have pointed out that much has been learned about parenting and adoption by sexual minority individuals and couples over the past few decades. For instance, we know that lesbians and gay men are interested in parenting and often turn to adoption as a means of achieving their goal. We know this is happening more and more across the country (as well as in other Western countries), supported by most state laws and the willingness of the majority of adoption agencies to work with this group of individuals. In addition, we know that lesbians and gay men are just as nurturing and competent as their heterosexual peers and that their children show patterns of adjustment similar to the children of straight parents. Despite the support of most agencies for placing children with lesbians and gay men, we also know that there continues to be resistance among some adoption workers regarding this type of placement.

Keywords:   lesbian and gay adoption, lesbian and gay parents, social casework, parenting, resistance

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