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Study: Gays and Lesbians Make Great Parents

by Sergio N. Candido
Tuesday Mar 12, 2013

A study conducted by Cambridge University concluded that gay British parents are just as good as heterosexual parents.

The report, released by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering on March 4, chronicles the experiences of 130 families with adopted children. Of those, 49 are heterosexual couples, and 41 are gay and lesbian couples.

"Overall we found markedly more similarities than differences in experiences between family types," professor Susan Golombok, director of the Centre for Family Research and co-author of the report, told the Gay Star News.

In an interview with The Independent, Golombok added that gay men are particularly good at parenting because they are less likely to have depression, anxiety, stress and relationship problems while coping with parenthood.

"The anxieties about the potentially negative effects for children of being placed with gay fathers seem to be, from our study, unfounded," she said.

Given the results of the study, Sir Martin Narey, a UK government adoption advisor, is encouraging more LGBT people to consider fostering and adoption.

"I have seen how LGBT people, who tend to come to adoption or fostering as their first choice for becoming parents, bring a particular determination and enthusiasm to it,' he said.

"They find themselves parenting some of our most damaged children, do so with overwhelming success, and many more gay adopters need to be encouraged to come forward."

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  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-03-12 08:26:46

    I’d certainly believe the outcome from this study over that peckerhead Mark Regnerus’ pathetic, biased, religious-right sponsored blatherings at the University of Texas.

  • Unbreakable1, 2013-03-12 11:33:34

    Jed has anyone told you that you’re awesome. He’s in TexASS. We can’t expect anything more.

  • (null), 2013-03-12 14:46:29

    This is just great

  • rscluff, 2013-03-12 19:33:48

    Being a parent myself I have to agree to all of this. My cousin and I had children a week apart and compare stories weekly and they are all pretty much the same. Parenting is parenting! Be it gay, single, heterosexual, step whatever you want to call it at the end of the day you are trying to raise a child to the best of your ability and hope they turn out good and a benefit to society!

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