Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Ellen Reese

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Constructing and reconstructing childhood: Contemporary issues in the sociological study of childhood. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Medical Press, Inc./Haworth Press, Inc. A less defensive, more sociologically informed analytic framework is proposed for investigating these issues. Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting, Adoption and Foster Care The last decade has seen a sharp rise in the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination and other means.

The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Robert Leleux

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When told by everyone in the vicinity that what’s happening is normal and no cause to be aggrieved (even worse, a reason to be grateful), the natural instinct of the child is to blame herself for revealing the effects of mistreatment, in addition to the primal trauma of the mistreatment itself. A number of publications lauded his efforts to take a clear stance on the hot-button issue, but once his statement was made, many questions followed.

Working Women Don't Have Wives: Professional Success in the

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He’s very excited to meet new faces and work with everyone. In this paper, we will draw from participants’ stories of adoption to illustrate the current strengths and limitations of the adoption system in Ontario, Canada, and to offer recommendations for further improvements to facilitate access for LGBTQ people. A fifth generation Latter-day Saint with ancestors from Denmark and England, Ron grew up in Preston, Idaho.

Unresolved Dilemmas: Women, Work & the Family in the United

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However, there is still a lack of information about life inside the gay and lesbian family. -Even today, little is known about the demographics of these families. In the former, one of two women from Lancaster County, together since 1983, sought to adopt twin boys born to one of the women through in vitro fertilization. While it has been difficult to research the exact side effects of same sex marriage, a predominant result has arisen: “there seems to be no appreciable difference between children brought up in stable homosexual homes and those brought up in stable heterosexual ones” (Sullivan 239).... [tags: Gay Marriage, Lesbian 2014] Homosexual Parents: The Ongoing Struggle For A Family - The Ongoing Struggle for a Family "The most important thing in a family is that all the people in it love each other.” This excerpt is from a children’s book, written by Leslea Newman, Called “Heather Has Two Mommies.” This story is intended to show kids that not everyone’s family is the same.

Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate

Katie L. Acosta

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Brad Hayton writes: Homosexuals. .. model a poor view of marriage to children. Similarly, greater parent-child warmth and child-centeredness demonstrated during the family play session would be associated with fewer child behavior problems. This valuable resource offers literature reviews of demographic research as well as original research based on the U. Much of the past research on outcomes for children in same-sex versus heterosexual households lacks the ability to confidently rule out the possibility of differences when comparing averages among the broader population.

Sudden Loss of Serenity

Jacqueline Wallen

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Findings from research suggest that children with lesbian or gay parents are comparable with children with heterosexual parents on key psychosocial developmental outcomes. S. cities and countries have passed laws that provide, to varying degrees, various benefits of marriage. In revisiting the Regnerus article and reanalyzing the NFSS [New Family Structures Study], we ask one fundamental question: To what extent are the patterns reported by Regnerus attributable to the conceptualization and operationalization of family types—in particular, gay/lesbian/bisexual families—and other analytical decisions?

Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adoptions or Using a

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He attended the Paris Conservatory and was organist at the Madeleine for 20 years. Objectives: This study examined differences in children’s psychological and social indicators in non-traditional families in Israel, focusing on fatherless families headed by lesbian mothers and single mothers by choice. Please keep your comments on topic with the article. As they pertain to LGBTQ children, youth, and families, CWLA’s Standards of Excellence for Family Foster Care Services do not include requirements for adults present in the home to be legally related by blood, adoption, or legal marriage.

All American Boy

Scott Peck

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There is no evidence to support the belief that the children of lesbian and gay parents are more likely to be abused, or to suggest that the children of these parents are more likely to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender themselves. It may have a different psychological and emotional impact on the life of the child. Because the donation must occur at a fertility clinic, it is clear cut that the donor has no rights or obligations to the child, and will not be named on the birth certificate.

Motherhood and Space: Configurations of the Maternal through

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Its pioneer, Father Jim Schexnayder, 66, is now the organization's resource director. Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family, and in the process transforming the very fabric of society."61 According to homosexual writer and activist Michelangelo Signorile, the goal of homosexuals is: To fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society's moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution...

And Baby Makes 4

Judith Benjamin

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Results indicated that, compared to heterosexual mothers, lesbian mothers were awarded sole custody of their children less often. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 47(1), 23-25. During these conversations I make sure to tell my kids I love them; you can never say "I love you" enough, but make sure you say it on that day. In their book on homosexuality, they discuss "Homosexuality and the Family" from an Evangelical Christian perspective. 1 They make a number of assertions: The legal and financial costs to society of heterosexual marriage are balanced by "social benefits produced by successful marriages and parenting."