Retrieved 11 March Taken together, the studies included in this review represent a collection of extensive research and indicate that children under the age of 18 raised by same-sex parents fare, as well as their counterparts in different-sex families. The homestudy assessment process. To date the consensus in the recent social science literature is clear: Findings from the Bay Area families study. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in the UK, forcing many childless couples to seek help abroad.
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families and Parenting
Available empirical data do not provide a basis for assuming gay men are unsuited for parenthood. Within the specialization of practice with LGBT parents, professional social workers partner with or represent the interests of persons and families who request assistance in advocating for policy or legislative changes. As the technology to create life outpaces the law's ability to provide for it, couples are having children whose legal status is, depending on where they are in the world, terrifyingly open to interpretation. Social science literature regarding child well-being was being used within these cases, and the American Sociological Association sought to provide a concise evaluation of the literature through an amicus curiae brief. Joos and Broad Tan TX, Baggerly J.
Additional support was provided by the American Sociological Assosication. This is an unusual strategy because it requires family stability even beyond childhood. Children with lesbian parents: Tan TX, Baggerly J. Patient Education and Counseling.