Special Article: The American Academy of Pediatrics Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents Policy Statement: Its Science, Its Implications

Abstract

In February 2002, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a Policy Statement entitled Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents encouraging members to “Advocate for initiatives that establish permanency through coparent or second-parent adoption for children of same-sex partners.” The Policy Statement is based upon the best available science and has resulted in a wide-ranging debate on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues both inside and outside the Academy. Overall, the Policy Statement is likely to have a positive effect on the movement for equal rights for LGBT persons through both legislation and judicial rulings.

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Haller, K. Special Article: The American Academy of Pediatrics Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents Policy Statement: Its Science, Its Implications. Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 6, 29–32 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1020388715726

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • policy statements
  • gay parenting
  • same-sex adoption
  • LGBT equal rights