Kids With Two Moms Grow Up To Be Just As Happy, Study Says
by Avichai Scher
July 26, 2018
A new study shows that children raised by lesbian mothers grow up to be just as happy as those raised by heterosexual parents.
The report was issued by the National Lesbian Longitudinal Family Study. Dr. Nanette Gartrell is the lead author, and she talked about the study with WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond on Friday.
“Well, this is a study we began in the 1980s, at a time when there was considerable speculation about the future mental health of children raised by lesbian and gay parents. We have been following the first generation of children conceived by donor insemination in the United States,” Gartrell said. “We were particularly interested in following them all the way from birth all the way up into adulthood, because there was concern about how the adults might fare in terms of their psychological adjustment.”