Parenting and Child Development in Adoptive Families: Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter?

@article{Farr2010ParentingAC,
  title={Parenting and Child Development in Adoptive Families: Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter?},
  author={Rachel H Farr and Stephen L. Forssell and Charlotte J. Patterson},
  journal={Applied Developmental Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={164 - 178}
}
This study investigated child development and parenting in 106 families headed by 27 lesbian, 29 gay, and 50 heterosexual couples (80% White, M = 42 years) with young adopted children (41% White, M = 3 years). Parents and teachers reported that, on average, children were developing in typical ways. Measures of children's adjustment, parenting approaches, parenting stress, and couple relationship adjustment were not significantly associated with parental sexual orientation. However, several… 
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