More than Surface Tension: Femmes in Families Arlene Istar Lev SUMMARY. This article raises questions about the lack of scholarly focus on butch/femme couples and their absence in studiesof lesbian couples and family- building.
Author: Valory Mitchell
Category: Social Science
In this book, an array of approaches - first person and theoretical accounts, clinical understandings, qualitative and quantitative research - are brought to bear on controversial or under-discussed topics in lesbian family life. From conception all the way to care for elderly parents, this book takes a fresh look at lesbian family relationships. Topics include: butch/femme couples, infidelity, the psychological meaning of family for lesbians, age-discrepant couples, lesbian nuns as family, Listservs as family, intentional family for aging women, women raising sons, mothers who come out late in life, mothers and children in situations of domestic violence, lack of support for lesbian domestic violence survivors, death of a partner, psychological issues in the use of sperm donors or surrogates, and middle-aged lesbians caring for homophobic elderly parents. Some authors use self psychology and Jungian psychology to describe aspects of family life. The richness and diversity of topics makes it a text on "lesbian lives". Therapists and academics from throughout the U.S. have contributed to this collection. Many lesbian women, as well as teachers (it can be a text) and mental health professionals who work with children, families, couples and elderly will find useful material here. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.
Even access to the family home is taken into consideration when prospective adopters consider the child that they would ... programmes include a diverse array of potential adoptive families, be they single women, gay and lesbian couples ...
Author: Rebecca Feasey
Category: Social Science
This book examines the representation of infertility, assisted reproduction, miscarriage, adoption and surrogacy in a wide range of media, including blogs, vlogs, social media posts and factual programming. In so doing, it illustrates how pregnancy loss, involuntary childlessness and non-traditional mothering are being depicted across the media landscape. Whilst the topic of motherhood has emerged as a significant area of academic debate, narratives of unsuccessful or unconventional mothering have remained largely absent, even at a time when there is a growing conversation about infertility online. Timely, pertinent and original, the book demonstrates the importance of a broader and more informed cultural discussion about fertility and family building.
In another case , however , a known sperm donor is claiming parental rights to a child that he helped a lesbian couple father.34 One court denied his claims , and noted the child already had a family and two psychological parents .
Author: Machelle M. Seibel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
In this compilation of essays, a variety of professionals, writing chapters in areas of their expertise, seek to reconcile alternative methods of family creation to those considered the traditional norms. Seibel and Crockin have woven these essays to form a multidisciplinary sourcebook unlike any other.
Therefore, they are building their families by having children as an LGBT couple. Some choose adoption, but many lesbian couples use donor sperm to conceive. Some use donor sperm from friends, acquaintances, or family members of their ...
Author: Steven Bayer
Publisher: CRC Press
Based on the gold standard procedures and protocols developed at Boston IVF, this new edition of a bestselling text continues to provide a structured approach to treating the infertile couple that can be of benefit to the gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist, and reproductive medicine nurse alike. Both clinical and laboratory techniques are included, with material on preconception care. New to this edition are chapters on fertility care for the LGBT community, endometriosis, elective egg freezing, and effective nursing.
What these studies do not address are the aspects of parenting the lesbian couple considers during the reflection period. Research on the family building process of lesbian-headed families is limited to The National ...
Author: Fiona Tasker
Category: Family & Relationships
Over the past 30 years, research on gay and lesbian parents has produced findings that challenge deeply rooted beliefs in child psychology about the processes through which parents influence the development of their children. Gay and Lesbian Parenting: New Directions builds on this important research with a detailed multidisciplinary examination of established knowledge and emerging information. In addition to evaluating already substantiated findings, this innovative collection marks a turning point in the field by showcasing a new wave of research that examines the dynamics of same-sex parenting and addresses questions about newly emerging concerns such as the consequences of different routes to same-sex parenthood and the effects of social perceptions on gay and lesbian family life.
Therapy with a lesbian couple: The art of balancing lenses. In J. Laird (Ed.), Lesbians ... Straight therapists working with lesbians and gays in family therapy. ... Lesbian families: Psychosocial stress and the family-building process.
Author: Joseph L. Wetchler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Now updated in its second edition, Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of emerging issues that impact couple therapy. Unlike other guides that concentrate more on theoretical approaches, this invaluable resource contains the latest research and perspectives that every clinician needs when dealing with the challenging issues often found in practice. Carefully referenced, it explores a range of issues that include intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder and its effect on couple relationships, divorce therapy, remarriage and cohabitation issues, cultural issues, and couple therapist training. This insightful edited volume is suitable for a wide spectrum of readers, including couple and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral counselors, educators, and graduate students.
Iudith Stacey, Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China 75-76 (2011). 4. ... elinefeingoldphd.com/family-building—with-donors-and-surrogates/ lesbian-couples-considering-sperm-donation. 27. 28.
Author: Naomi R. Cahn
Publisher: NYU Press
No federal law in the United States requires that egg or sperm donors or recipients exchange any information with the offspring that result from the donation. Donors typically enter into contracts with fertility clinics or sperm banks which promise them anonymity. The parents may know the donor’s hair color, height, IQ, college, and profession; they may even have heard the donor’s voice. But they don’t know the donor’s name, medical history, or other information that might play a key role in a child’s development. And, until recently, donor-conceived offspring typically didn’t know that one of their biological parents was a donor. But the secrecy surrounding the use of donor eggs and sperm is changing. And as it does, increasing numbers of parents and donor-conceived offspring are searching for others who share the same biological heritage. When donors, recipients, and “donor kids” find each other, they create new forms of families that exist outside of the law. The New Kinship details how families are made and how bonds are created between families in the brave new world of reproductive technology. Naomi Cahn, a nationally-recognized expert on reproductive technology and the law, shows how these new kinship bonds dramatically exemplify the ongoing cultural change in how we think about family. The issues Cahn explores in this book will resonate with anyone—and everyone—who has struggled with questions of how to define themselves in connection with their own biological, legal, or social families.
Author: Rosemary Radford RuetherPublish On: 2001-03-01
I include here both a covenant celebration for a heterosexual couple and for a lesbian couple. I intend the concept of family building to apply in a similar way to both types of relationship. Women in lesbian couples may have had ...
Only a few states currently give some type of legal standing to gay and lesbian families (Davey & Robbins, 2009; ... In states that sanction same-sex marriages, gay and lesbian couples receive the same rights given to heterosexual ...
Author: Mick Coleman
Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities by Thomas M. Coleman prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. The author takes a student-centered approach to delivering substantive information and framing activities. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.
EFFT and blended families: Building bonds from the inside out. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 26, 44–58. Garnets, L., Hancock, k., Cochran, S., Goodchilds, J., & Peplau, L. (1991). Issues in psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men: A ...
Author: Jerry J. Bigner
The editors and contributors of this comprehensive text provide a unique and important contribution to LGBT clinical literature. Spanning 30 chapters, they discuss the diverse and complex issues involved in LGBT couple and family therapy. In almost 15 years, this book provides the first in-depth overview of the best practices for therapists and those in training who wish to work effectively with LGBT clients, couples, and families need to know, and is only the second of its kind in the history of the field. The clinical issues discussed include • raising LGBT children • coming out • elderly LGBT issues • sex therapy • ethical and training issues Because of the breadth of the book, its specificity, and the expertise of the contributing authors and editors, it is the definitive handbook on LGBT couple and family therapy.