Lesbian and gay foster and adoptive parents
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Lesbian and gay foster and adoptive parents recruiting, assessing, and supporting an untapped resource for children and youth by Gerald P. Mallon

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Published by Child Welfare League of America in Washington, DC .
Written in English

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StatementGerald P. Mallon.
LC ClassificationsHV
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 131 p. :
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22761430M
ISBN 109781587601040

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prospective lesbian and gay adoptive/foster parents. As with heterosexual applicants, the issues can be quite different for single adoptive/foster parents as compared with couples. When single people adopt or foster, often their sexual orientation is not known, or it seems less important; the issues of adopting as aCited by: Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents Introduction. Gay men and lesbians have always adopted, though in the past they usually hid their sexual orientation. Today, just as they are becoming visible in all other aspects of U.S. society, they are being considered more seriously as potential adoptive parents. ThisFile Size: KB. This report recommends key changes to agency policy and state legislation to eliminate barriers that prevent lesbian and gay adoptive parents from providing permanent homes to foster children. For LGBTQ Parents. Frequently Asked Questions from LGBT Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents, Child Welfare Information Gateway, The book also includes data on the children of gay and lesbian parents, as well as a discussion of alternative forms of parenthood such as adoptive and foster parenthood, stepparent families, and gay men and lesbians in heterosexual family unions.

Wisdom and experience from lesbian, gay, and transgender foster and adoptive parentsFeaturing a spectrum families from a diverse backgrounds, this book reveals the joys and challenges of adoptive and foster authors outline how the experience of adopting of fostering has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people over the years, outlining some of the major 5/5(2). Lesbian and Gay Foster and Adoptive Parents: Recruiting, Assessing, and Supporting Resource Gerald P. Mallon. Six to ten million children of lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents currently live in the United States, and one-third of lesbian households and one-fifth of gay male households have children. Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Research on the Family Life Cycle provides a comprehensive overview of the research on same-sex parenthood, exploring ways in which lesbian and gay parents resist, accommodate, and transform fundamental notions of gender, parenting, and family. The book takes a family life cycle approach, beginning Author: Goldberg, Abbie E. Very little material exists on the experiences of gay men and lesbians who have adopted, fostered or provided respite care for children. This book presents a collection of personal accounts, based on interviews and written testimonies, by lesbian and gay parents from many different social and ethnic backgrounds. Their stories record good and bad experiences, but overall, the accounts are.

As a gay and lesbian adoption friendly agency, LifeLong Adoptions believes in LGBT adoption, and specializes in assisting LGBT couples and individuals. Our philosophy is based on one-on-one guidance, providing adoptive parents with an adoption specialist to guide you through the process. Get this from a library! Lesbian and gay fostering and adoption: extraordinary yet ordinary. [Stephen Hicks; Janet McDermott;] -- This collection of personal accounts is based on interviews of gay men and lesbians who have adopted, fostered or provided respite care. Their stories provide good and bad experiences, but overall. A content analysis of the data suggests that gay men and lesbians experience considerable and seemingly unjustified obstacles in their efforts to become adoptive and foster : Gerald Mallon. He has been researching lesbian and gay fostering since , and is a founder member of the Northern section of LAGFAPN (Lesbian and Gay Foster and Adoptive Parents Network). He has been a social worker for children under 11 years old at a voluntary organization in Manchester and has also worked in community mental health cturer: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.