Finding permanent families for children in the foster care system has positive benefits for those young people: Studies comparing children who remain in foster care with children who are adopted have shown that adopted children are 50 percent less likely to be arrested, 20 percent less likely to become teen parents, and 24 percent less likely to experience unemployment as adults.
Other study's samples, he said, interviewed "convenient samples" of people researchers knew, friends, or groups that are linked together somehow, but he wanted a totally random sampling. The report concludes with recommendations on how to best eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ prospective foster and adoptive parents.
Fatherly prides itself on publishing true stories told by a diverse group of dads and occasionally moms. Further work from the same project reported on surveys and interviews with adolescents raised by same-sex parents. However, the HHS collects financial data from the states on total costs of maintenance payments and administrative costs for Title IV-E-eligible children, which can be used to make some rough calculations.
In three of the 10 most populous cities of Texas, there is no agency that is explicitly affirming of LGBTQ people within the greater metropolitan region. Regnerus' analysis identified now-adult children who said they were raised by a lesbian mother, along with 73 who said their father was in a same-sex relationship.
This paper does not present findings related to child outcomes. A greater number of agencies, 24 percent, had a statement of faith or a set of faith principles available on their website. Exceptions related only to the voting habits of children with gay fathers, and alcohol use by children of lesbian mothers.
A Michigan entity was determined to be a branch if it shared a licensee name with another entity.