Child adjustment and parenting in planned lesbian-parent families.

  title={Child adjustment and parenting in planned lesbian-parent families.},
  author={H. M. W. Bos and Frank A M van Balen and Dymphna C van den Boom},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={77 1},
One hundred planned lesbian-parent families (i.e., two-mother families in which the child was born to the lesbian relationship) were compared with 100 heterosexual-parent families on child adjustment, parental characteristics, and child rearing. Questionnaires, observations, and a diary of activities were used to collect the data. The results show that especially lesbian social mothers (i.e., nonbiological mothers) differ from heterosexual fathers on parental characteristics (e.g., more… CONTINUE READING

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