STUDY: Gay Foster Parents No Less Effective

A new study from UCLA finds that same-sex couples are just as effective at raising foster children as heterosexual couples. Over two years, the children in the study all progressed at the same rate in terms of cognitive development and behavioral problems. In fact, the children placed with gay and lesbian parents happened to have more risk factors before they were adopted, but they made the same progress as those raised in other families. Researcher Letitia Anne Peplau concludes, “There is no scientific basis to discriminate against gay and lesbian parents.”