Choices , Challenges , and Tensions : Perspectives of Lesbian Prospective Adoptive Parents

@inproceedings{Goldberg2008ChoicesC,
  title={Choices , Challenges , and Tensions : Perspectives of Lesbian Prospective Adoptive Parents},
  author={Abbie E. Goldberg and Jordan B. Downing and Christine C. Sauck},
  year={2008}
}
No research has examined the challenges faced by lesbian women seeking to adopt from the perspective of lesbian couples themselves. The current qualitative study utilized data from 70 women (from 35 same-sex couples) who were in the process of adopting to explore how lesbian women experience and navigate the challenges they encounter during this critical life transition. Ecological, minority stress, and feminist perspectives informed our analysis. Results indicated that many women experienced… CONTINUE READING

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