Gay and Lesbian Parents

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Overview

This insightful new work deals with all of the contemporary issues concerning parenting by gay men and lesbians. It is designed to broaden readers' thinking on homosexuality and homosexuals in general; to include the dimension of children and parenting within the context of the homosexual family; and to provide specific information about it. The book also includes data on the children of gay and lesbian parents, as well as a discussion of alternative forms of parenthood such as adoptive and foster parenthood, stepparent families, and gay men and lesbians in heterosexual family unions. Because of their special significance, there are separate chapters on legal issues, counseling needs, and social psychological concerns for gays and lesbians considering parenthood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275923709
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1987
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

FREDERICK W. BOZETT, RN, DNS, is a Professr of Community Health in the graduate program at the Univrsity of Oklahoma.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Joseph Harry

Preface

Gay and Lesbian Parents

Gay Fathers by Frederick W. Bozett

Against All Odds: Lesbian Mother Family Dynamics by Barbara M. McCandlish

The Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents

Children of Gay Fathers by Frederick W. Bozett

Children of Lesbian Mothers by Saralie Bisnovich Pennington Psychosocial Development of Children of Lesbian Mothers by Alisa Steckel

Alternative Gay and Lesbian Families

The Adoptive and Foster Gay and Lesbian Parent by Wendell Ricketts and Roberta Achtenberg

The Gay and Lesbian Stepparent Family by David A. Baptiste, Jr.

The Heterosexually Married Gay and Lesbian Parent David R. Matteson

Psychosocial Implications and Legal Issues

Considering Parenthood: Psychosocial Issues for Gay Men and Lesbians Choosing Alternative Fertilization by Cheri Pies

Counseling Gay Husbands and Fathers by Brian Miller

Lesbian Mothers: Mental Health Considerations by G. Dorsey Green

Legal Issues in Gay and Lesbian Parenting by Rhonda R. Rivera

Epilogue

Gay and Lesbian Parents: Future Perspectives by Frederick W. Bozett

Additional References

Index

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