The results of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws regarding the wellness and Well-being of young ones

The results of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws regarding the wellness and Well-being of young ones

The Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care, the Committee on Adolescence, the Committee on State Government Affairs, the Committee on Federal Government Affairs, and the Section on Adoption and Foster Care to develop an analysis examining the effects of marriage, civil union, and domestic partnership statutes and amendments on the legal, financial, and psychosocial health and well-being of children whose parents are gay or lesbian in 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Board of Directors commissioned the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health.

The involved committees and section held before them the AAP’s core philosophy—that the family is the principal caregiver and the center of strength and support for children in developing this analysis. Read more