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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A National Survey of Adoption Agency Policies and Practices

David M. Brodzinsky

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0025
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Although it is widely acknowledged by social casework professionals that lesbian and gay individuals have been adopting children for some time, relatively little is known about adoption agency ... More


Supporting Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Families Before and After Adoption

Devon Brooks, Hansung Kim, and Leslie H. Wind

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0037
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the social and political context of gay and lesbian adoption. It describes common experiences that gay men and lesbians have as they journey toward and beyond adoptive ... More


Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parent Families: Assessment, Clinical Issues, and Intervention

Abbie E. Goldberg and Mark Gianino

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0058
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides an overview of assessment and intervention issues in clinical practice with lesbian and gay adoptive parent families. It begins by describing the context of lesbian and gay ... More


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

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0061
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter summarizes the main points made in this book and highlights important research and social casework issues that remain to be addressed, as well as best practices for facilitating ... More


Legal Issues in Lesbian and Gay Adoption

Annette R. Appell

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0021
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides an overview of adoption law and principles in the United States, situates lesbian and gay adoption within those norms, and illustrates how the courts and legislatures have ... More


Emerging Diversity in Family Life: Adoption by Gay and Lesbian Parents

Adam Pertman and Jeanne Howard

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses changes that have occurred in the American family over the past few decades. We have witnessed a radical reduction in the social stigmas against nontraditional families ... More


American Adoption: A Brief History

Cynthia Russett

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter traces the history of adoption in America. It covers adoption in early America, the rise of the orphanage, the emergence of the adoption agency system, adoption practice following World ... More


Lesbian and Gay Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: The Homestudy Assessment Process

Gerald P. Mallon

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0035
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines how child welfare agencies manage applications from prospective families headed by lesbians and gay men, what unique issues are encountered in this process, and how gays and ... More


Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Stressors and Strengths

Scott Ryan and Suzanne Brown

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0050
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter outlines the empirical and theoretical foundations of stressors and strengths in child development and family life, and subsequently applies these constructs to a large, national sample ... More


Adolescents with Same-Sex Parents: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

Charlotte J Patterson and Jennifer L. Wainright

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0031
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter describes research on adjustment and development among adolescents living with same-sex couples. Data were drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), ... More


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