Family/Parenting: Issues & Resources
Gay foster parents win the right to adopt their foster child as a couple.
An incomplete list of adoption resources from state to state, but if you want to
adopt and your state is listed, a most helpful tool.
APA White Paper on Gay/Lesbian Parenting
The official findings of the American Psychological Association regarding gay
and lesbian parents, dispelling the myth that gays and lesbians make bad
A FAQ put together about adoption by Gays & Lesbians by A Colorado Family
established to encourage and nurture gay men and lesbians considering adoption.
of Lesbians and Gay Everywhere
One of the best sites on the Net, operated by and for our children.
Studies by the APA
A breakdown of the studies used to prepare the White Paper, above.
Themes in Children's Books
This is an excellent bibliography with books for every age level and need.
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Some very general legal information about gay/lesbian parenting issues. The
important aspect of this site is its list of attorneys in this field. So far the
list is limited to California, but there are expansion plans. Attorneys can
often recommend attorneys in other states, so it's a resource regardless of your
Parenting Survey Results
Results of an extensive survey on, yes, Lesbian Parenting.
There are many myths about gay/lesbian parenting and its effect on children.
Here are the facts you need to respond to those myths when you hear them.
Standard for Adoption by Gay/Lesbian Couples or Individuals
Child Welfare League of America's policy which includes a statement that
"Gay/lesbian adoptive applicants should be assessed the same as any other
Everything you always wanted to know about gay/lesbian parenting before the
Since there's no automatic legal recognition to our co-parenting situations, we
need to form our own agreements. These sample contracts will give you and your
partner food for thought as you decide whether to become parents.
A well developed look at lesbian parenting written in 1993 by Pam Elliott.
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