One recommendation of the report is that the Australian Government should introduce a federal Status of Children Act which would provide a clear statement of parentage laws across the Commonwealth. Dead dolphins discovered washed ashore after Mauritius oil spill. It was presumed by advocates and scholars that the new intention-based laws would overcome many of the challenges faced by lesbian co-mothers who had previously relied on notions of 'functional family' to assert recognition of their parentage.
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In Australia, adoption is administered separately by wach of the states and territories, with their own legislation and criteria. But at no point, that I can remember, did I want to grow up to be gay. Am J Orthopsychiat. Print Cancel. Though the study identified that very little is known about rainbow families' experiences of separation and family law, the findings highlight the continued centrality of heteronormative ways of 'doing family' in Australian law, services, and society.
The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Dev Behav Pediatr. They found "family processes", such as parenting quality and parental wellbeing, rather than "family structure", the number, gender, or sexuality of parents, make "a more meaningful difference to children's wellbeing and positive development".
Normative analyses indicated that, on measures of psychosocial adjustment and school outcomes, adolescents were functioning well, and their adjustment was not generally associated with family type. Findings are presented of a comparative study investigating the family relationships and the emotional and gender development of children raised in lesbian mother families.
By the same logic, the children raised by unmarried heterosexual couples appear to be faring worse with higher rates of grade retention than children raised by same-sex couples all of whom were unmarried according to U. Homosexual lifestyle.
Homophobia had a negative impact on the well-being of children who experienced it. Research on children of lesbian parents has suggested that such children are developing well, but questions have been raised about their gender development. Both sets of parents reported relatively few serious problems and generally positive relationships with their children, with only a minority encouraging sex-typed toys, activities, and playmates.
For 95 of the 98 continuously coupled female same-sex parent households it was possible to conduct one-to-one matching i. One recommendation of the report is that the Australian Government should introduce a federal Status of Children Act which would provide a clear statement of parentage laws across the Commonwealth.
Sullins DP. Methods: Parental and child characteristics were matched for 95 female same-sex parent and 95 different-sex parent households with children 6—17 years old.