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Children adjust better in the custody of the same sex parent

The article from Family Advocate (published by the American Bar Association) gives a very brief, nontechnical overview of some of the material presented in the review which covers: biases held by professionals who deal with custody, why men seek custody, how fathers manage the responsibilities of custody, how children in father-custody homes initially react to the breakup of the family, attitudes about divorce held by father-custody children, a comparison of children's longer-term adjustment in father-custody and mother-custody homes, the crucial discovery that, in general, children adjust better in the custody of the same-sex parent, and the manner in which psychological research can play an important role in custody decisions and litigation.

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