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Chosen People: Adoption and the Law

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter briefly traces the history of adoption law and takes a look at some of the more tricky issues that surround this institution—cross-racial adoption and the role adoption plays in the ... More


Planned Lesbian Families: A Review of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

Nanette Gartrell, Heidi Peyser, and Henny Bos

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/9780195322606.003.0033
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) was initiated in 1986 to provide prospective, descriptive, longitudinal data on the first wave of planned lesbian families with children ... More


Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children

Charlotte J. Patterson

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Over time organized research on lesbian and gay families with offspring has been conducted to assess the judicial preconditions regarding any harmful consequences for the well-being and psychological ... More


Family Prohibitions and Sexual Autonomy in Lesbian Letters to Uncle Go

Peter A. Jackson

in First Queer Voices from Thailand: "Uncle Go's Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888083268
eISBN:
9789888313907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083268.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter details the importance of family attitudes to the success, or failure, of lesbian relationships in Thailand, and specifically the extent to which parents may intervene to break up a ... More


The New Vision Meets the New Family

Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer

in Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708934
eISBN:
9780814708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708934.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on recent changes in the structure and characteristics of the families who interact with the new paradigm of family dispute resolution. These changes include the decline of ... More


4 The New Vision Meets the New Family

Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer

in Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708934
eISBN:
9780814708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708934.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on recent changes in the structure and characteristics of the families who interact with the new paradigm of family dispute resolution. These changes include the decline of ... More


Marriage Recitals in High School

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the use of state-sponsored marriage initiative curriculum to teach the “essentials” of marriage to students. The marriage movement has focused on bringing marriage education ... More


Michael’s Clan: The Arrival of the Father

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The same-sex couples highlighted in this narrative are members of the “families of choice” cohorts that arose during the 1980s. Although they were establishing a new family form, the mothers in a ... More


Connected Soul Mates: Emotional Ties

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The Soul Mates network is distinctive on two counts. First, it is a large network with over twenty-two children. Second, it represents a turning point in network creation: the initial group formed ... More


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