Adults raised as children in lesbian families

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1995 Apr;65(2):203-15. doi: 10.1037/h0079615.


A longitudinal study of 25 young adults from lesbian families and 21 raised by heterosexual single mothers revealed that those raised by lesbian mothers functioned well in adulthood in terms of psychological well-being and of family identity and relationships. The commonly held assumption that lesbian mothers will have lesbian daughters and gay sons was not supported by the findings.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Family / psychology
  • Female
  • Gender Identity
  • Homosexuality, Female / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Parenting / psychology*
  • Peer Group
  • Personality Development*
  • Single Parent / psychology