Openness in Adoption among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parent Families [dataset]

Rachel H. Farr, Abbie E. Goldberg
2012 PsycEXTRA Dataset   unpublished
Coparenting among heterosexual parents is associated with child behavior. Less is known, however, about coparenting and its associations with child adjustment in adoptive families with lesbian and gay parents. • In this study, associations among coparenting and child adjustment were explored among adoptive families headed by lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples using multiple assessments, including observational data. • Although significant differences in coparenting were found across couple
more » ... ound across couple type, all couples on average demonstrated more supportive than undermining coparenting behavior. • Couples who were more supportive than undermining also had children with fewer behavior problems, regardless of family type. • In sum, parental sexual orientation was associated with differences in parenting interaction, but not with differences in child outcomes.
doi:10.1037/e521512014-023 fatcat:6cbgjs5xxjh5zh5x5gu75or6we