Sunday, April 17, 2016

New study based on CDC data shows that, at least with lesbian families, "The Kids Are All Right"


Nanette Gartrell, M.D., from UCLA, representing the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study, has produced a survey showing that children growing up in families of lesbian couples do as well as those raised in closely matched (demographically and situationally) heterosexual families, in an “apples to apples” comparison.

The study is published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

The study used data from a CDC survey of the National Survey of Children’s Health.
 
Nadia Kounang wrote the story for CNN.  The story had an illustration of a male couple raising kids from Modern Family.

What remains to be studied or debated is, how much should the opportunities for same-sex adoption be promoted, as opportunities for placing “Wednesday’s children.”

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