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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Ceballo, Rosario; Abbey, Antonia; Stewart, Abigail J. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001
Using data from the National Survey of Families and Households, comparisons were made with quality of family relationships and well being across five different family structures with a particular focus on adoptive households. Findings indicated the most support for the perspective stressing importance of family processes, rather than family…
Descriptors: Adoptive Parents, Comparative Analysis, Family Characteristics, Family Relationship
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Ceballo, Rosario; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Abbey, Antonia; Stewart, Abigail J. – Family Relations, 2004
This study compares the experience of gaining a child through birth, adoption, or marriage, extending the focus of investigation beyond biological parenthood and the transition made by first-time parents. Using a subsample from the National Survey of Families and Households N=204, we compared reasons for having children, parental well-being,…
Descriptors: Parents, Family Relationship, Adoption, Family (Sociological Unit)