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    US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Psychological Adjustment of 17-Year-Old Adolescents

    By Nanette Gartrell, Henny Bos
    June 2010

    The objective of this study was to document the psychological adjustment of adolescents who were conceived through donor insemination by lesbian mothers who enrolled before these offspring were born in the largest, longest running, prospective, longitudinal study of same-sex–parented families.

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    Transracial Adoption by Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Couples

    By Rachel Farr, Charlotte Patterson
    August 2009

    Transracial adoptions occurred more often among lesbian and gay than among heterosexual couples, and they occurred more often among interracial than among same-race couples. Lesbian and gay couples were more likely than heterosexual couples to be interracial. Transracial adoptions were also more common among those who gave child-centered reasons as compared to adult-centered reasons for adoption.

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    Adoption and Foster Care by Gay and Lesbian Parents in the United States

    By Gary J. Gates, M.V. Lee Badgett, Kate Chambers, Jennifer Macomber
    March 2007

    This report provides new information on GLB adoption and foster care from the U.S. Census 2000, the National Survey of Family Growth (2002), and the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (2004).

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