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Gay, Lesbian Couples Fit to Adopt

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A study done by researchers from two social work schools shows gay couples are just as fit to adopt as heterosexual ones, according to this article in the Ottawa Citizen.

Paige Averett, an assistant professor of social work at East Carolina University, Blace Nalavany also from East Carolina, and Scott Ryan, dean of the University of Texas School of Social Work Arlington and National Association of Social Workers member, interviewed 1,400 couples from around the nation, including 155 gay and lesbian parents.

They found sexual orientation had no bearing on the emotional development of adopted children. What mattered far more to the children’s well being was whether parents were satisfied with the adoption process, had a stable income and functioned well as a family.

To learn more about gay and lesbian adoptions and find out how social workers help families adopt, visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Web page on this issue by clicking here.

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  1. Some good friends were the first gay couple to adopt a child in Sacramento County, CA a little over 16 years ago. They are both educators and their two children are confident, giving young people.

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  3. I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!


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