Tag Archives: lesbian families

Optimum: two

Optimum: two The Sunday Mail, 25 September 2016 Queensland, Australia by Jackie Sinnerton Lesbian couples make the best parents, with research showing their children have higher levels of health and wellbeing. Studies show a lack of gender stereotyping and equal sharing of traditional nurturing roles creates stronger family bonds and happiness. A snapshot of studies on same sex couples released ... Read More »

Foster Moms: creating permanent love in a temporary home


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 »

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: Same-sex parents invest more into their children

Research by Kate Prickett, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin http://childandfamilyblog.com/same-sex-couples-give-more-focused-time/ “Our findings support the argument that parental investment in children is at least as great – and possibly greater – in same-sex couples as for different-sex couples.” Female same-sex parents spend 40 percent more time engaged in child-focused activities than do different-sex ... 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 »

Follow: Lesbian Families

gaybymama - Shauna and Candice- family 3

This is a selection of the many wonderful LGBTIQ families you can find with blogs or instagram accounts. More are being added regularly. Click on each image to go to their Instagram page. To have your page added, send a request via the submission page. Read More »