Having two mommies is good for you


A recent article evaluated the psychological wellbeing of adolescents that grew up with lesbian parents. Basically, the researchers recruited 154 lesbian couples that planned donor insemination, and followed the family prospectively for 17 years to see how well the kids turned out. As it so happens, they did awesome. In fact, significantly better than their age-matched counterparts that were raised in male/female parent households. They were rated better both socially and academically, having less social problems, less aggressive behaviors, less externalizing problem behaviors, and less rule breaking. Kudos, mommas!

Citation:  Nanette Gartrell and Henny Bos.  “US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Psychological Adjustment of 17-Year-Old Adolescents.” Pediatrics 2010;126;28-36