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The Resource Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a new dimension in family diversity, edited by David M. Brodzinsky [and] Adam Pertman

Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a new dimension in family diversity, edited by David M. Brodzinsky [and] Adam Pertman

Label
Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a new dimension in family diversity
Title
Adoption by lesbians and gay men
Title remainder
a new dimension in family diversity
Statement of responsibility
edited by David M. Brodzinsky [and] Adam Pertman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The practice of adoption has changed dramatically over the past half century, with profound implications for children and families. Perhaps the most remarkable and controversial transformation during this time has been the growing willingness of adoption professionals to place children with sexual-minority individuals and couples. Yet, despite considerable research showing that lesbians and gay men can make good parents, they continue to experience difficulties and barriers in many parts of the country in their efforts to adopt and raise children. Indeed, while progress in this area has been significant, it has been impeded by the homophobia and heterosexist attitudes of adoption professionals and the judiciary; by numerous stereotypes and misconceptions about parenting by lesbians and gay men, and by a lack of adequate guidelines and training for establishing best practice standards in working with this rapidly growing group of adoptive parents. This work explores the gamut of historical, legal, sociological, psychological, social casework, and personal issues related to adoption by sexual-minority individuals and couples. Leading experts in a variety of fields address, and often shatter, the controversies, myths, and misconceptions hindering efforts by these individuals to adopt and raise children. It provides insights and specific recommendations for establishing empirically validated best practices for working with an important sector of our society, for treating all prospective and current parents fairly and equally, and, perhaps most importantly, for increasing a still largely untapped resource for providing families for children who need them
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.734086/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.72.U6
LC item number
A36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brodzinsky, David
  • Pertman, Adam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay adoption
  • Gay parents
  • Lesbian mothers
  • Gay adoption
  • Gay parents
  • Lesbian mothers
  • United States
  • Adoption
  • Homosexueller
  • Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe
  • USA
Label
Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a new dimension in family diversity, edited by David M. Brodzinsky [and] Adam Pertman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Adolescents with same-sex parents : findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
  • Charlotte J. Patterson and Jennifer L. Wainright
  • Planned lesbian families : a review of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study
  • Nanette Gartrell, Heidi Peyser, and Henny Bos
  • Lesbian and gay prospective foster and adoptive families : the homestudy assessment process
  • Gerald P. Mallon
  • Supporting gay and lesbian adoptive families before and after adoption
  • Devon Brooks, Hansung Kim, and Leslie H. Wind
  • Gay and lesbian adoptive parents : stressors and strengths
  • Scott Ryan and Suzanne Brown
  • American adoption : a brief history
  • Lesbian and gay adoptive parent families : assessment, clinical issues, and intervention
  • Abbie E. Goldberg and Mark Gianino
  • Adoption by lesbians and gay men : what we know, need to know, and ought to do
  • David M. Brodzinsky, Robert-Jay Green, and Katie Katuzny
  • Cynthia Russett
  • Emerging diversity in family life : adoption by gay and lesbian parents
  • Adam Pertman and Jeanne Howard
  • Legal issues in lesbian and gay adoption
  • Annette R. Appell
  • Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a national survey of adoption agency policies and practices
  • David M. Brodzinsky
Control code
ocn719428862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780195322606
Lccn
2011017400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195322606
  • (OCoLC)719428862
Label
Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a new dimension in family diversity, edited by David M. Brodzinsky [and] Adam Pertman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Adolescents with same-sex parents : findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
  • Charlotte J. Patterson and Jennifer L. Wainright
  • Planned lesbian families : a review of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study
  • Nanette Gartrell, Heidi Peyser, and Henny Bos
  • Lesbian and gay prospective foster and adoptive families : the homestudy assessment process
  • Gerald P. Mallon
  • Supporting gay and lesbian adoptive families before and after adoption
  • Devon Brooks, Hansung Kim, and Leslie H. Wind
  • Gay and lesbian adoptive parents : stressors and strengths
  • Scott Ryan and Suzanne Brown
  • American adoption : a brief history
  • Lesbian and gay adoptive parent families : assessment, clinical issues, and intervention
  • Abbie E. Goldberg and Mark Gianino
  • Adoption by lesbians and gay men : what we know, need to know, and ought to do
  • David M. Brodzinsky, Robert-Jay Green, and Katie Katuzny
  • Cynthia Russett
  • Emerging diversity in family life : adoption by gay and lesbian parents
  • Adam Pertman and Jeanne Howard
  • Legal issues in lesbian and gay adoption
  • Annette R. Appell
  • Adoption by lesbians and gay men : a national survey of adoption agency policies and practices
  • David M. Brodzinsky
Control code
ocn719428862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780195322606
Lccn
2011017400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195322606
  • (OCoLC)719428862

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