Resources Related to Children and Families

Lesbian and Gay Parenting

American Psychological Association summary of research findings on lesbian and gay parents and their children.

PRESS RELEASE: APA backs the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples

The American Psychological Association's professional opinion on the freedom to marry

The Cost of Marriage Inequality to Children and Their Same-Sex Parents

An HRC report finding increased economic strain on children and families of same-sex parents.

Statement on Marriage and the Family

Statement on Marriage and the Family by the American Anthropological Association

Adoption by Lesbians and Gays: A Nat’l Survey of Adoption Agency Policies, Practices, and Attitudes

Study demonstrating profound changes in social attitudes and practices toward gays and lesbians, and a willingness of agencies to accept them as parents.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Position Statement on Parenting by LGBTs

CWLA affirms that LGBT parents are as well suited to raise children as their heterosexual counterparts.

Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents

2000 fact sheet with estimates of the number of same-sex adoptive parents in the US.

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