Category Archives: Publication

Selected journal articles and book chapters

Charlotte J. Patterson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. She is also a faculty member and research scientist at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research in LGBT Health in Boston. Her research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives. In the context of her research, Patterson has worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families; she is best known for her studies of child development in the context of lesbian- and gay-parented families. Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage or partnership and adoption: debate for Ireland

The purpose of this study was to examine the social and political debate surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage or partnership and adoption in Ireland and to identify
how opposing sides of the debate use values to frame the issue. Download for free Continue reading

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Towards a standardised framework for intercountry adoption assessment procedures

A must read before reading anything else, especially any book that will provide process and legal advice, relating to the situation in the UK or the USA.
It is intended to give Health
Boards, Adoption Societies/Agencies, social work managers, social workers and others
involved in the process of intercountry adoption a detailed and practical framework for
implementing the accepted recommendations of the standardised framework.
Many aspects
of this document are also of relevance to applicants themselves. Continue reading

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