Una pareja gay y su hijo, nuestra historia. The total number of the sample included in the study was heterosexual families and 39 lesbian families—both groups were a mixture of two-parent and single-parent families. Implications of Social Science Research for Policy. There were no statistically significant differences, suggesting that once again, stigmatization by peers is not a major problem for children with gay or lesbian parents. It should further be noted that adoption laws in Spain require that it be anonymous and in all cases complete — which means breaking all ties with the biological parents — and does not allow for direct agreements in which the biological parents choose, to some extent, the adoptive parents.
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In line with the renewed role of the progressively strong, self-sufficient mother who is central to the family, lesbian women have individually benefited from the persistence of a number of femininity stereotypes and the belief in their innate capacity for child-rearing, which have not been adequately questioned and subsist in the forms adopted by laws. Limitations of Research with Children of Homosexual Families: Abstract This article takes an anthropological approach to examine how laws governing family formation in Spain affect same-sex couples seeking to become parents, in particular the cultural causes and implications of such laws. There is only one exception to this anonymity requirement, which is in the case of gametes donated by a spouse to the wife. Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents. Adoption is yet another means through which lesbian and gay couples are becoming parents.