ERIC Number: EJ665061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Lesbian Parenting: Issues, Strengths and Challenges.
McNair, Ruth; Dempsey, Deborah; Wise, Sarah; Perlesz, Amaryll
Family Matters, n63 p40-49 Spr-Sum 2002
This study examined family relationships, conception methods, involvement of biological fathers in their children's lives, and the use of social and support networks by Australian lesbian and bisexual parents/prospective parents. Findings indicated that lesbians achieved parenthood most commonly within a heterosexual relationship or through self- or clinic based-insemination. Seventy-six percent of fathers and 40 percent of donors were actively involved with the children. Legal insecurity was the leading challenge. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Biological Parents, Child Rearing, Children, Comparative Analysis, Family Relationship, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Social Support Groups
The Australian Institute of Family Studies, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia