Gay and Lesbian Parents

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1987 - Family & Relationships - 247 pages
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This insightful new work deals with all of the contemporary issues concerning parenting by gay men and lesbians. It is designed to broaden readers' thinking on homosexuality and homosexuals in general; to include the dimension of children and parenting within the context of the homosexual family; and to provide specific information about it. 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. Because of their special significance, there are separate chapters on legal issues, counseling needs, and social psychological concerns for gays and lesbians considering parenthood.

 

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Contents

Gay Fathers
3
Against All Odds Lesbian Mother Family Dynamics
23
The Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents
37
Children of Gay Fathers
39
Children of Lesbian Mothers
58
Psychosocial Development of Children of Lesbian Mothers
75
Alternative Gay and Lesbian Families
87
The Adoptive and Foster Gay and Lesbian Parent
89
Considering Parenthood Psychosocial Issues for Gay Men and Lesbians Choosing Alternative Fertilization
165
Counseling Gay Husbands and Fathers
175
Lesbian Mothers Mental Health Considerations
188
Legal Issues in Gay and Lesbian Parenting
199
Epilogue
229
Gay and Lesbian Parents Future Perspectives
231
Additional References
237
Index
239

The Gay and Lesbian Stepparent Family
112
The Heterosexually Married Gay and Lesbian Parent
138
Psychosocial Implications and Legal Issues
163
About the Authors
245
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About the author (1987)

FREDERICK W. BOZETT, RN, DNS, is a Professr of Community Health in the graduate program at the Univrsity of Oklahoma.

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