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“UVA Study Makes the Case For Adoption”

GayRVA Staff | September 2, 2010

A University of Virginia study published in the August 2010 issue of the journal “Applied Developmental Science” confirms what other studies suggest – children adopted by lesbians and gays are well-adjusted.

With a sample of 106 adoptive children from different areas of the United States, UVA psychology professor Charlotte Patterson, who led the study said, “We found that children adopted by lesbian and gay couples are thriving.”

As of 2010, same-sex couples were banned by law from adopting children in Florida, Mississippi and Utah, with other state legislatures debating the issue.

A previous study showed that the children of lesbian couples conceived by artificial insemination were as well adjusted or slightly more so, than children of heterosexual couples.

More tomorrow.