You have activated your account, please feel free to browse our exclusive contests, videos and content. WLP respondents were also asked questions about: Families headed by same-sex couples have achieved greater public visibility in the western world in recent years, with increasing media and political attention being devoted to debates on gay marriage [ 12 ] and the reproductive rights of lesbians and gay men, including the right to access in vitro-fertilisation IVF and surrogacy [ 34 ]. University of Melbourne; Some were parenting the children of their same-sex partners.
Studies examining gay fathers are fewer in number but do not show that gay men are any less fit or able as parents than heterosexual men.
Understanding resilience in same-sex parented families: the work, love, play study
Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Demographics Biology Environment. It was Sheri telling him that their daughter had been calling for Daddy and Dadda all day. Consequently, the findings of these studies may be patterned by self-presentation bias. A further gap in the research relates to same-sex attracted parents' experiences of separation. The increased legitimacy that comes with legalisation enables the family to access more formal economic support and also opens opportunities for developing social connection [ 264849 ]. There is also little research on factors that support and enhance resilience in same-sex headed families [ 13 ].