ERICH Stephen, KANENBERG Heather, CASE Kim, ALLEN Theresa and BOGDANOS Takis
'An empirical analysis of factors affecting adolescent attachment in adoptive families with homosexual and straight parents'
Children and Youth Services Review 31:3, March 2009, pp 398-404, USA
Data were collected on 154 adoptive families with gay/lesbian and straight adoptive parents (154 parent respondents and 210 adolescent respondents). This study was principally interested in factors affecting adolescent attachment, including parent sexual orientation, adolescent and parent life satisfaction, and parent level of relationship satisfaction with their adopted child, as well as other key characteristics. The results suggest that a higher level of adopted adolescent attachment to parents is not related to adoptive parent sexual orientation. Such attachment was instead found to be related to adolescent life satisfaction; parent level of relationship satisfaction with their adopted child...