Children in gay and lesbian families Dr. Andreja Hočevar
Summary: The article presents the findings of research that has focused on the children of gay and lesbian parents. Importantly, it addresses one of the most fundamental methodological reproaches emphasised by various authors concerning the analysis of such research: sampling and the size of samples. The fundamental question that researchers studying children of gay and lesbian parents have dealt with is whether or not children who grow up with same-sex parents differ from children who grow up in heterosexual families, and if so, the ways in which they differ. Research has, in fact, found no statistically significant differences between children who grow up in one type of family as compared with children who grow up in the other type of family.