Archived from the original PDF on On 22 June the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation upheld a lower court's decision to approve a request for a lesbian to adopt her partner's daughter. Empirical studies comparing children raised by sexual minority parents with those raised by otherwise comparable heterosexual parents have not found reliable disparities in mental health or social adjustment. Most studies rely on small-scale, snowball and convenience samples drawn primarily from personal and community networks or agencies. Scientific research indicates that the children of same-sex couples fare just as well or even better than the children of opposite-sex couples.
Currently there are no specific barriers preventing an LGBT individual from adopting children, except that a male individual cannot adopt a female child.
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Retrieved March 28, Biology Birth order Demographics Environment Heterosexual—homosexual continuum Homosexuality and psychology Kinsey scale Klein Grid Neuroscience Prenatal hormones Sexual inversion Sexual orientation change efforts Conversion therapy Sexual orientation identity Timeline of sexual orientation and medicine. Prior tostate courts commonly barred gay and lesbian individuals from holding a parenting role, especially through adoption. Herek 's analysis in American Psychologistwhich said: In Januarythe Constitutional Court of Austria found the existing laws on adoption to be unconstitutional and ordered the laws to be changed by 31 December to allow joint adoption by same-sex couples in Austria. LGBT adoption in Europe. Unmarried couples of any sex and couples in a civil union can now jointly adopt children, under a New Zealand High Court ruling in December
Second-parent adoption allowed 1. Void and Voidable marriages Annulment Marriage fraud. I n a society where pressure for conformity is strong, many gay people hide their sexuality, fearing prejudice at home, school or work. Scientific research consistently shows that gay and lesbian parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as those reared by heterosexual parents. Thus, although more research is needed, available data place the burden of empirical proof on those who argue that having a gay father is harmful. The obstacles are even higher for transgender people in the highly gender-specific society.