Gay-Adopted Children Do as Good as Heterosexual Ones

Gay-Adopted Children Do as Good as Heterosexual OnesAccording to the findings from the University of Cambridge's Centre for Family Research, children adopted by gays and lesbians lead a quality life as good as heterosexual households. Researchers revealed that gay and lesbian parents are responsible enough to look after the demands and requirements of their adopted children.

The findings will be published in published in a report by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering. According to researchers, children are not bullied at schools and do not have any repercussions of being adopted by gay and lesbian parents.

The study was based on the experiences of around 130 gay, lesbian and heterosexual families in Britain. The children were in the age group of four to eight years. The study focused in various parameters like relationships, ability of parents to live up to the expectations of children and how children adjust.

The findings revealed that no evidences were found to have affected masculine or feminine tendencies of children as a result of being adopted by gay or lesbian parents.      

Professor Susan Golombok, Director, Cambridge centre, and report co-author, said: "what I don't like is when people make assumptions that a certain type of family, such as gay fathers, will be bad for children. The anxieties about the potentially negative effects for children of being placed with gay fathers seem to be, from our study, unfounded".