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Here are some of the more common questions that are regularly asked. If you have a question related to gay parenting that is not included here, please e-mail us at faq@gaydadsscotland.org and we will try to answer it.

Most of the information on this page has been summarised from the website of the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.


There are probably many reasons for a person's sexual orientation and these reasons may be different for different people. Most scientists agree that sexual orientation is most likely to be the result of a combination of environmental, cognitive and biological factors.


No, human beings cannot choose to be either gay or straight. It emerges for most people in early adolescence without any prior sexual experience.


Yes. Studies comparing groups of children raised by gay and straight parents find no developmental differences between the two groups of children in four critical areas - intelligence, psychological adjustment, social adjustment and popularity with friends. Also, a parent's sexual orientation does not indicate their children's.




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