Technical report: Coparent or second-parent adoption by same-sex parents

Ellen C. Perrin, Joseph F. Hagan, William L. Coleman, Jane M. Foy, Edward Goldson, Barbara J. Howard, Ana Navarro, J. Lane Tanner, Hyman C. Tolmas

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that children who grow up with 1 or 2 gay and/or lesbian parents fare as well in emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are heterosexual. Children's optimal development seems to be influenced more by the nature of the relationships and interactions within the family unit than by the particular structural form it takes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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