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Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a new dimension in family diversity

Author: David Brodzinsky; Adam Pertman
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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The practice of adoption has changed dramatically over the past half century, with profound implications for children and families. Perhaps the most remarkable and controversial transformation during this time has been the growing willingness of adoption professionals to place children with sexual-minority individuals and couples. Yet, despite considerable research showing that lesbians and gay men can make good  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brodzinsky; Adam Pertman
ISBN: 9780195322606 0195322606
OCLC Number: 913058878
Description: XX, 266 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword ; Susan Golombok ; 1. American Adoption: A Brief History ; Cynthia Russett ; 2. Emerging Diversity in Family Life: Adoption by Gay and Lesbian Parents ; Adam Pertman and Jeanne Howard ; 3. Legal Issues in Gay and Lesbian Adoption ; Annette R. Appell ; 4. Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A National Survey of Adoption Agency Policies and Practices ; David M. Brodzinsky ; 5. Adolescents With Same-Sex Parents: Findings From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health ; Charlotte J. Patterson and Jennifer L. Wainright ; 6. Planned Lesbian Families: A Review of the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study ; Nanette Gartrell, Heidi Peyser, and Henny Bos ; 7. Lesbian and Gay Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: The Homestudy Assessment Process ; Gerald P. Mallon ; 8. Supporting Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Families Before and After Adoption ; Devon Brooks, Hansung Kim, and Leslie H. Wind ; 9. Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Stressors and Strengths ; Scott Ryan and Suzanne Brown ; 10. Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parent Families: Assessment, Clinical Issues, and Intervention ; Abbie E. Goldberg and Mark Gianino ; 11. Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: What We Know, Need to Know, and Ought to Do ; David M. Brodzinsky, Robert-Jay Green, and Katie Katuzny ; Index
Responsibility: edited by David M. Brodzinsky [and] Adam Pertman.


Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men is an interdisciplinary examination of the myths, misconceptions, research, and practice literature related to sexual-minority individuals' efforts to adopt and raise  Read more...


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This superbly successful collection shatters the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding adoption by lesbians and gay men and should be widely disseminated among legislators, social workers, Read more...

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