Category «Parenting & Families»

Loving Boldly: Issues Facing Lesbians

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S. foster homes and international orphanages. In March of 1998 the Vermont Psychiatric Association (VPA) became the first district branch to file an amicus curiae brief to a state supreme court to help overturn a ban on same sex marriage. Some entitlements are targeted at parents, to help them financially support their children. Indeed, evidence to date suggests home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents support and enable children’s psychosocial growth, just as do those provided by heterosexual parents (Patterson, 1995).

Feminism and Disability

Barbara Hillyer

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Social workers must also examine our own notion of family and further learn to identify what constitutes family based on the loving bonds of responsibility that have been both intended and fulfilled, and not solely on biological, legal, or conventional definitions (Mallon, 2006 ). But when he and his husband decided to adopt a child, Savage suggested that they relax their zero-tolerance policy on infidelity. It doesn’t have to be instilled, or taught. The group meets once a month at a member's home.

Awakening to Sunlight (Bold Strokes Victory Editions)

Lindsey Stone

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Within the context of a review of the literature on gay male parents and their children, preliminary findings are reported from a postal survey of gay parents recruited through advertisements for volunteers. If one sperm bank or physician refuses to sell you sperm because you are a lesbian or an unmarried woman, look for another. Seemingly infertile heterosexual couples sometimes produce children, and medical advances may allow others to procreate in the future. We currently live in Bremerton, WA (a ferry ride away from Seattle) and stay busy raising two girls and two boys. 2012 was an eventful and busy year for our family as we became involved with Mormons for Marriage Equality, marched in the Seattle Pride Parade, and attended the Affirmation Conference in Seattle.

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About

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Let’s start with the basics: Your kid is still your kid. In addition, we believe that gay marriage can only be imposed by activist judges, not by the democratic will of the people. Psychological perspectives on lesbian and gay male experiences. On November 27, 1978, Dan White, a former City Supervisor entered San Francisco's City Hall with a gun and murdered both the Mayor, George Moscone, and San Francisco's first openly gay politician, City Supervisor, Harvey Milk. Participants included 44 adolescents parented by same-sex female couples and 44 adolescents parented by opposite-sex couples, matched on demographic characteristics and drawn from a national sample.

Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary

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The analyses in the Regnerus paper are provocative but far from conclusive. In a study examining the role of autonomy, competence, and relatedness in 67 college students� emotional well-being, researchers discovered that all three constructs contributed significantly to a person�s well-being and satisfaction (Reis, Sheldon, Gable, Roscoe, & Ryan, 2000). Later she found a new spiritual path as she explored Zen Buddhism and began practicing daily sessions of meditation.

This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer

Dannielle Owens-Reid, Kristin Russo

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There are a lot of children who are in orphanages that are waiting in vain to be adopted. WE PROVIDE FREE SUPPORT FOR PARENTS, FRIENDS & FAMILY OF LESBIANS AND GAY PEOPLE IN THE UK... Family functioning in lesbian families created by donor insemination. On the other hand, when gay men were generally unhappy in their lives, they reported lower relationship satisfaction, higher cost, and a stronger temptation to find another partner, and this held even when there was no obvious stress in the relationship.

Expecting Teryk: An Exceptional Path to Parenthood

Dawn Prince-Hughes

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Children in three contexts: Family, education and social development. Do not ignore your teen because you are having a hard time accepting his sexuality. Same-sex parent households scored higher on parenting stress (95% confidence interval = 2.03–2.30) than different-sex parent households (95% confidence interval = 1.76–2.03), p = .006. So are Uncle Max and, most likely, Brainy.” You could also use the word “queer”, I guess, but then your kids and I will just think you’re a pretentious dweeb.

Motherloss

Lynn Davidman

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In my psychotherapy practice, my most distressed gay clients are the ones who cling to the notion that being gay is shameful, perverted, and indicative of weakness. Together, they’re the parents of two cherished daughters. Review of Law & Social Change, 14(4), 907-914. LeVay, S. (1991), A difference in hypothalamic structure between heterosexual and homosexual men. A gay male couple cannot have a child, whether through ART or intercourse, without involving a child-bearing woman.

Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency (Perspectives on

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American Journal of Psychiatry, 93, 889-908. D in Lessons From the Field: Applying Appreciative Inquiry.) Sue Annis Hammond explains the model well: We take what we know and we talk about what could be. An appreciative inquiry was new to all of us-researchers, as well as participants.) The interview process began something like this: Before we start I'd like to explain a little bit about what we are going to do because it may be different from other interviews.

Ready or Not...They're Gay: Stories from a Midwestern Family

Paul Wagner

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Golombok, S., Spencer, A., & Rutter, M. (1983). This stumps scientists, so the answer hasn't really been figured out yet. If the biological father is legally not the father ( check this here ), he may be able to apply to the court for contact if he has had contact with the child regularly in the past and the child has formed a bond with him. You get dressed up, get your papers together and go to the adoption agency only to find out that it is illegal for you to adopt a child.... [tags: Parenting, argumentative, persuasive] Pastoring and Parenting - The problem with being both a pastor and a parent at the same time is finding and adhering to the distinction between shepherding the church members and being a father to one’s children.