Kids Can Thrive with Gay Parents

New evidence reaffirms that children have equal chance to thrive in families with gay and straight parents.

Overcoming the Consequences of Neglect

Early-life neglect has a host of negative consequences for child development. What interventions can help?

DNA Tests for Ethnic Ancestry in Adoption: A Skeptic’s View

How reliably can your DNA tell a story about where your ancestors came from?

Is Transracial Adoption Harmful to Kids?

Research has found little evidence of harm from being raised in an adoptive family of a different race.

The Consequences of Neglect

There is a startling disconnect between the scientific evidence and child welfare practices in many places in the world.

Are Adopted Children at Risk for Abuse?

While lurid media reports stoke anti-adoption sentiments, evidence indicates that adoption protects rather than endangers children.