Tag Archives: gay families

Foster Moms: creating permanent love in a temporary home

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Foster care is the toughest parenting gig. It requires selflessness, compassion, patience and unending love provided to children who arrive unexpectedly, stay as long as they need to (from hours to years), and can leave suddenly. They arrive with no bags, but much baggage. Foster carers are thrown into a world of frustration, anxiety, and uncertainly as they struggle to ... Read More »

Lindsay and Evie

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Showing us that being single shouldn’t stop you from realising your dream of being a mum – meet Lindsay and Evie. Read More »

What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents?

Colombia Law School – What we know Colombia Law School manages a project that gathers peer-reviewed studies on the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents. 77 studies dating to 1980 have been identified by project staff and experts at universities in the US and abroad. Of these studies, just four concluded that kids of same-sex parents face disadvantages, ... Read More »

Research: Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian

Ellen C. Perrin, Benjamin S. Siegel,¬†American Academy of Pediatrics – 2013 Abstract: Extensive data available from more than 30 years of research reveal that children raised by gay and lesbian parents have demonstrated resilience with regard to social, psychological, and sexual health despite economic and legal disparities and social stigma. Many studies have demonstrated that children’s well-being is affected much ... Read More »

Research: National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

“Since the 1980s, the US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) has been following and reporting on a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination. Initiated by Nanette Gartrell, MD, the NLLFS examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of the children as well as the dynamics of planned lesbian families. This is the longest-running and ... Read More »

What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

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What is IVF? In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the process of taking an egg and introducing it to sperm, outside a woman’s body. “In vitro” means ‘in glass’ as the egg and sperm meet in a petri dish in a laboratory. If the sperm and egg join, an embryo is formed. Healthy embryos are placed back into the uterus to ... Read More »