The Kids Are Alright

The Rise Of Same-Sex Parenting

The Rise of Gay and Lesbian Parenting

The last decade has seen a sharp rise in the number of lesbian women and gay men forming their own families through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination and other means. Researchers estimate that the total number of children nationwide living with at least one gay parent ranges from 6 to 14 million

Gay and Lesbian Parenting - Through The Years

1976-There were an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 gay and lesbian biological parents

1990- An estimated 6 to 14 million children have gay or lesbian parents

Additional Statistics

  • An estimated 2 million gay and lesbian people were interested in adoption
  • An estimated 65,500 adopted children were living with a gay or lesbian parent
  • Gay and lesbian parents are raising four percent of all adopted children in the United States
  • Adopted children with same-sex parents are younger and more likely to be foreign born
  • An estimated one quarter of same sex couples are raising children

Can There Be A Same-Sex Family? (John MacArthur)

Same-Sex Parenting In The Media

Same-Sex Parenting Has even had an imput in the media with such movies and shows as: Modern Family, The Kids Are Allright, and The New Normal