Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:26:44 PM
There you go... 6 accredited, academic, peer reviewed, scientific journal articles all within the last 2 - 3 years (save one that wasn't dated but is likely within 3 years) from 12 different scientists from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, biology, and cognitive neuroscience that shows I wasn`t just pulling my theory out of my ass. Should I post more, or have I shown that I am unbiased and informed?
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:23:06 PM
"This study investigated child development and parenting in 106 families headed by 27 lesbian, 29 gay, and 50 heterosexual couples (80% White, M = 42 years) with young adopted children (41% White, M = 3 years). Parents and teachers reported that, on average, children were developing in typical ways. Measures of children's adjustment, parenting approaches, parenting stress, and couple relationship adjustment were not significantly associated with parental sexual orientation. However, several family process variables—parenting stress, parenting approaches, and couple relationship adjustment—were found to be significantly associated with children`s adjustment, regardless of parental sexual orientation."
Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Parenting and Child Development in Adoptive Families: Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter?. Applied Developmental Science, 14(3), 164-178.