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Dev Psychol. 2003 Jan;39(1):20-33.

Children with lesbian parents: a community study.

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Family and Child Psychology Research Center, City University, London, England. S.E.Golombok@city.ac.uk

Abstract

Existing research on children with lesbian parents is limited by reliance on volunteer or convenience samples. The present study examined the quality of parent-child relationships and the socioemotional and gender development of a community sample of 7-year-old children with lesbian parents. Families were recruited through the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a geographic population study of 14,000 mothers and their children. Thirty-nine lesbian-mother families, 74 two-parent heterosexual families, and 60 families headed by single heterosexual mothers were compared on standardized interview and questionnaire measures administered to mothers, co-mothers/fathers, children, and teachers. Findings are in line with those of earlier investigations showing positive mother-child relationships and well-adjusted children.

PMID:
12518806
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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