The National Lesbian Family Study: 3. Interviews with mothers of five-year-olds.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This third report from a longitudinal study of lesbian families presents data obtained from interviews with mothers of five-year-old children conceived by donor insemination. Results indicated that 87% of the children related well to peers, 18% had experienced homophobia from peers or teachers, and 63% had grandparents who frankly acknowledged their grandchild's lesbian family. Of the original couples, 31% had divorced. Of the remainder, 68% felt that their child was equally bonded to both mothers. Concerns of lesbian families are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gartrell, N; Banks, A; Reed, N; Hamilton, J; Rodas, C; Deck, A

Published Date

  • October 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 542 - 548

PubMed ID

  • 11086532

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-0025

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9432

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/h0087823


  • eng