...For an adoptive child, establishing an identity that meshes with social conventions is essential to constructing a healthy sense of self.
To abruptly break with social conventions, however, could saddle the adoptive child with severe identity confusion. An example: Data analyzed by Paul Cameron, psychologist and author of "The Truth About 'Gay Parents': An Analysis of the American Psychological Association/National Association of Social Workers' Brief in the Virginia Court of Appeals in the Pamela Bottoms Case," Family Research Institute, and published by the Family Research Institute revealed that "8.9 percent of children in homosexual households became homosexual while only 2.4 percent of the children raised in heterosexual households became homosexual." A 1989 survey of women previously married to men who practice homosexuality found a 12 percent incidence of homosexual behavior in their children, despite the fact that homosexuals account for only 2 percent of the general population.
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