Yup, a new study released in Great Britain finds that children of same-sex parents are thriving. Via Think Progress, the study by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering released today has found that concerns about same-sex families are “unfounded.”
The report released by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) details the experiences of 130 adoptive families, 49 of which are run by heterosexual couples, 41 by gay men and 40 by lesbian parents.
Carried out by Cambridge University’s Center for Family Research into adoptive parenting, its release today (4 March) coincides with LGBT Adoption and Fostering week.
Professor Susan Golombok, director of the Centre for Family Research and co-author of the report, has said: ‘Overall we found markedly more similarities than differences in experiences between family types.’
Speaking to The Observer, she added: ‘The anxieties about the potentially negative effects for children of being placed with gay fathers seem to be, from our study, unfounded.’
Also, duh. Also, take that right-wingnuts trying to ban same-sex couples from adopting children.