What characteristics do heterosexual couples believe they possess, that differs from LGBT couples, who desire to have a family of their own?
1.1 Background of study
Many LGBT couples are choosing to become parents despite the unnatural circumstances surrounding their orientation and relationships. Lesbian women want to become mothers while gay men want to become fathers. Both men and women are generally socialized to want to become parents and this desire is not impeded by the orientation of their sexuality. However, the decision to be parents by members of the LGBT community faces challenges and sometimes disappointments. Continue reading...