Lesbian and queer mothers navigating the adoption system: The impacts on mental health

  title={Lesbian and queer mothers navigating the adoption system: The impacts on mental health},
  author={Lori E Ross and Rachel Epstein and Corrie Goldfinger and Leah S. Steele and Scott E. Anderson and Carol Strike},
  journal={Health Sociology Review},
  pages={254 - 266}
Abstract Increasing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) people are choosing to parent through adoption. The minimal research available, focused particularly on lesbian and gay adoptive parents, suggests they face significant barriers to adoption (including being held to a higher standard than heterosexual adoptive parents), homophobia from child welfare professionals, and limited social support post-adoption. These issues have significant implications… 
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