The increasing number of people identified as being in a same-sex relationship may reflect growing social acceptance. Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? Homosexuality in the U. Social workers must balance their own personal attitudes toward lesbians and gay men as parents with the reality that research suggests LGBT people do make good parents. Although heterosexual privilege continues to dominate mainstream consciousness, assuming that all children live within the context of heterosexually headed families, most social workers will encounter lesbian- or gay-headed families at some point in their practice.
Kids of gay parents fare worse, study finds, but research draws fire from experts
Bias in recruited sample research on children with same-sex parents using the strength and difficulties questionnaire SDQ. Publications Pages Publications Pages. One of the most consistent findings since the mids is that same-gendered couples with and without children tend to establish a more even distribution of household tasks in comparison to heterosexual couples. Historically, in the area of practice with LGBT parents, the social-work knowledge base has relied on theoretical applications from child development, child welfare, and psychology. Gay men may also experience fewer parenting conflicts, she added.
In families with same-sex parents, the kids are all right
In none of the 59 published studies were the definitive claims substantiated. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72 1 , 3— Statistics had become part of a political battleground, with heated arguments back and forth, but unfortunately without any agreed definition: A study of children conceived through surrogate mothers by Golombok et al. Infographics on the topic.
Show 25 25 50 All. Same-sex sexual behaviour can come in all degrees of intensity. Research published in by the Department for Education showed that there could be up to 4 million people in England likely to consider adopting or fostering at some point in the future, yet up and down the country there are still thousands of children waiting for a safe, loving home. In some states and territories, relationship registers have been created, or arrangements for the recognition of domestic partnerships have been introduced. Historically, in the area of practice with LGBT parents, the social-work knowledge base has relied on theoretical applications from child development, child welfare, and psychology.