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Irish Research on Families:

European Research on Families:

  • Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Adoptive Families (Laura Mellish, Sarah Jennings, Fiona Tasker, Michael Lamb and Susan Golombok, British Adoption and Fostering, 2013)
  • Children in Families - Summary (The Commission on the Situation of Children in Families, 2001)
  • Gleischgeschlechtliche Lebensgemeinschaften mit und ohne Kinder. Eine Expertise auf der Basis des Mikrozensus 2006 (B Eggen, 2009) (translation "Same-sex cohabiting couples with and without children. An expert's report on the basis of the micro-census")
  • Quality of Life of Adolescents Raised from Birth by Lesbian Mothers (Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics, 2012) Click here to read about the research in the Huffington Post.

International Research on Families:

  • Annual Report 2012 - The International Family Equality Day Network.
  • (How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter? by Judith Stacey and Tim Biblarz in the American Sociological Review, April 2001.
  • The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on the Health and Well-being of Children, (American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics: Vol. 118 No. 1 July 2006, pp. 349-364)
  • Expanding Resources for Children: Is Adoption By Gays and Lesbians Part of the Answer for Boys and Girls Who Need Homes? (Jeanne Howard, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, March 2006)
  • The High Cost of Denying Permanency (Prepared by Carl A. Schuh, J.D., M.A. and Karen M. Doering, J.D., National Center for Lesbian Rights)
  • Technical Report: Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents (Ellen C. Perrin, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2002)
  • Adoption by Lesbians and Gays: A National Survey of Adoption Agency Policies, Practices, and Attitudes (Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2003)
  • Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Summary of Research Findings (Charlotte J. Patterson, American Psychological Association, 1995)
  • The Cost of Marriage Inequality to Children and Their Same-Sex Parents (Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2005)
  • All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families (Movement Advancement Project, 2011)
  • Strengthening Economic Security for Children Living in LGBT Families (Movement Advancement Project, 2012)
  • Too High A Price: The Case Against Restricting Gay Parenting (ACLU, 2006)

The ACLU has summarised some of the best research into same sex families here ::