What re­ally mat­ters?

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - The Buzz -

Re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Am­s­ter­dam found that re­gard­less of whether chil­dren are raised by fe­male same-sex par­ents or straight par­ents, their gen­eral health and emo­tional ca­pa­bil­i­ties will be sim­i­lar. What does mat­ter is whether the fam­ily is sta­ble. Lead re­searchers Henry Bos and Nanette Gartrell say “strong re­la­tion­ships are im­por­tant con­trib­u­tors to good child out­comes, not whether the par­ents are same-sex or dif­fer­ent-sex”. Male same-sex cou­ples weren’t in­cluded in the study be­cause only a small num­ber of house­holds met the se­lec­tion cri­te­ria.

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