If gay parents were inherently unfit, even small studies with convenience samples would readily detect it. Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children. This FactCheck gives a good broad overview of the research and scientific consensus in regard to child health and well-being in same-sex parent families. The Right to Be Parents: Academic fields and discourse Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics.
Gartrell and Bos studied 78 children conceived through donor insemination and raised by lesbian mothers.
It can be difficult to achieve adequate sample sizes of children raised in two-father familiesgiven the small number of these families. Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children. Retrieved 4 October But the majority of research does not support this. This has led to criticism of the quality of evidence on outcomes for children raised by same-sex parents, because most studies have relied on convenience or volunteer samples, which are not randomly selected, and so may include bias. Becoming a Parent through Surrogacy".
Sexual orientations Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. A follow up paper published in found there was no difference between children raised in female same-sex parent households and children raised in male same-sex parent households. Documentary, contemporary art and the descriptive power of lens-based capture — York, York. In addition, whereas early study samples consisted mainly of children originally born into heterosexual relationships that subsequently dissolved when one parent came out as gay or lesbian, recent samples are more likely to include children conceived within a same-sex relationship or adopted in infancy by a same-sex couple.