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Study: Shared Parenting After Separation Benefits Children

FAMILY | By EDGE | Dec 18
After decades of child development research, this year, three different groups of experts reached the same sweeping conclusion: shared parenting after parental separation or divorce has substantial positive effects on the development of children.

Aussie Study Suggest Kids of Same-Sex Parents Healthier, Happier

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 5
Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than others, a new Australian research suggests.

Texas Judge Won’t List Gay Dads on Kids’ Birth Certificates

LEGAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 19
A Texas judge has denied two gay men the right to have their names placed on the birth certificates of their newborn twins, because the couple is married.

Being a Parent Changes Your Brain, Whether You’re Gay or Straight

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | May 27
A new study conducted in Israel shows that gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy may experience the same changes in their brain activity as both new mothers and fathers.

Same-Sex Couples Challenge Nebraska Foster Parent Rule

Three same-sex couples challenged a Nebraska policy on Tuesday that prevents them from serving as foster parents, setting up a legal battle in a state with a shortage of eligible families.

New Study: No Difference Between Gay & Straight Adoptive Parents

FAMILY | By David Perry | Jul 29
A recently released study by the Williams Institute confirms there is no difference in the behavioral outcomes of adopted children raised in same-sex households when compared to those raised by heterosexual couples.

YouTube’s Gay Family Gets Documentary

MOVIES | By Victor Yates | Jun 26
EDGE talks to members of the Leffew family, who became YouTube celebrities after posting hundreds of videos of their daily life, about their new documentary, "The Right to Love: An American Family."

Study: Kids of Same-Sex Parents Happier, Healthier Than Average

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 6
A new study finds that children of same-sex parents are just has happy and healthy (or more) when compared to the children raised by heteronormative parents.

Turkey, Dutch Leaders Spar Over Boy’s Foster Case

FAMILY | By Mike Corder | Mar 21
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte bluntly rejected an appeal Thursday by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.

Study: Gays and Lesbians Make Great Parents

FAMILY | By Sergio N. Candido | Mar 12
A study conducted by Cambridge University concluded that gay British parents are just as good as heterosexual parents.

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