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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1998 Jul;68(3):390-9.

Families of the lesbian baby boom: children's contact with grandparents and other adults.

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Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.


In an exploratory study of 37 lesbian-mother families, the frequency of children's contact with adults in their extended family and friendship networks was found to counter stereotypes of such children as isolated from parents' families of origin. Children were more likely to have regular contact with relatives of the biological than nonbiological mother. Mothers rated those in regular contact with grandparents as having fewer behavior problems, and those in more regular contact with unrelated adults rated themselves more positively on general well-being.

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