Challenges on the Road to Become a Family
Autor: René Oehler
Five interviews reveal, through personal narrative, how lesbians and gays go about fulfilling their desire to have children. In the process, family resources, originating within the contexts of rainbow families, become visible, as well as the obstacles facing lesbians and gays in Germany in their attempt to fulfill their desire for children. These obstructions are contra- sted with current research results to illustrate which changes must be implemented to enable lesbians, gays and their children to lead a normal family life. The article comes to the conclu- sion that in Germany there still exist considerable obstacles for lesbians and gays along their way to their desired family.
Keywords: Rainbow families, children within rainbow familys, wish to have children of lesbians and gays, surrogate motherhood
Oehler, R. (2015). Die Realisierung des Kinderwunsches bei Lesben und Schwulen. Herausforderungen auf dem Weg zur eigenen Familie [The Realisation of the Desire to have Children of Lesbian and Gay Persons: Challenges on the Road to Become a Family]. Verhaltenstherapie & psychosoziale Praxis, 47, 77-99. doi: http://doi.org/10.17194/vlsp.2015.7 [Download]
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