Publications

Books

Goldberg, A. E., & Allen, K. R. (Eds.) (2013). LGBT-parent families: Innovations in research and implications for practice. New York: Springer.

Goldberg, A. E. (2012). Gay dads: Transitions to adoptive fatherhood. New York: NYU Press.

When gay couples become parents, they face a host of questions and issues that their straight counterparts may never have to consider. How important is it for each partner to have a biological tie to their child? How will they become parents: will they pursue surrogacy, or will they adopt? Will both partners legally be able to adopt their child? Will they have to hide their relationship to speed up the adoption process? Will one partner be the primary breadwinner? And how will their lives change, now that the presence of a child has made their relationship visible to the rest of the world?

Goldberg, A. E. (2010). Lesbian and gay parents and their children: Research on the family life cycle. Washington, DC: APA Books.

The past several decades have seen increasing controversies over lesbian and gay parenthood. More same-sex couples than ever are becoming parents, while society struggles to define their legal rights pertaining to marriage and parenthood. Against this sociopolitical backdrop, how do same-sex couples transition to parenthood, and what are their experiences as parents? Furthermore, what are the experiences of their children? Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children provides a comprehensive overview of the research on same-sex parenthood, exploring ways in which lesbian and gay parents resist, accommodate, and transform fundamental notions of gender, parenting, and family.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2014). Preschool selection considerations and experiences of school mistreatment among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29, 64-75.

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2013). Work conditions and mental health in lesbian and gay dual-earner parents. Family Relations, 62, 727-740.

Kuvalanka, K., Goldberg, A. E., & Oswald, R. F. (2013). Incorporating LGBTQ issues into family courses: Instructor challenges and strategies relative to perceived teaching climate. Family Relations, 62, 699-713.

Goldberg, A. E., & Allen, K. A. (2013). Same-sex relationship dissolution and LGB stepfamily formation: Perspectives of young adults with LGB parents. Family Relations. 62, 529-544.

Goldberg, A. E., Moyer, A. M., & Kinkler, L. A.  (2013). Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents’ perceptions of parental bonding during early parenthood. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 2, 146-162.

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2013). Predictors of psychological adjustment among early-placed adopted children with lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 431-442.

Richardson, H. B., Moyer, A. M., & Goldberg, A. E. (2013). “You try to be Superman and you don’t have to be”: Gay adoptive fathers’ challenges and tensions in balancing work and family. Fathering, 10, 314-336.

Goldberg, A. E. (2013). “Doing” and “undoing” gender: The meaning and division of housework in same-sex couples. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 5, 85-104.

Goldberg, A. E., Moyer, A. M., Weber, E. R., & Shapiro, J. (2013). What changed when the gay adoption ban was lifted?: Perspectives of lesbian and gay parents in Florida. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10, 110-124.

Goldberg, A. E., & Allen, K. A. (2013). Donor, dad, or…? Young adults with lesbian parents’ experiences with known donors. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12029

Goldberg, A. E. (2013). Will I marry if my parents can’t? Young adults with LGB parents consider marriage for themselves. Journal of Family Issues. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X12473746

Goldberg, A. E., Moyer, A. M., & Kinkler, L. A., & Richardson, H. B. (2012). “When you’re sitting on the fence, hope’s the hardest part”: Experiences and challenges of lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples adopting through the child welfare system. Adoption Quarterly, 15, 1-28.

Goldberg, A. E., Smith, J. Z., & Perry-Jenkins, M. (2012).  The division of labor in lesbian, gay, and heterosexual new adoptive parents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 812-828.

Goldberg, A. E., Kashy, D. A., & Smith, J. Z. (2012). Gender-typed play behavior in early childhood: Adopted children with lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents.  Sex Roles, 67, 503-513.

Goldberg, A. E., Downing, J. D., & Moyer, A. M. (2012). Why parenthood, and why now?: Gay men’s motivations for pursuing parenthood. Family Relations, 61, 157-174.

Goldberg, A. E., & Kuvalanka, K. A. (2012). Marriage (in)equality: The perspectives of adolescents and emerging adults with lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 34-52.

Perry-Jenkins, M., Smith, J. Z., Goldberg, A. E., & Logan, J. (2011). Working-class jobs and new parents’ mental health. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 1117-1132.

Goldberg, A. E., Kinkler, L. A., Richardson, H. B., & Downing, J. B. (2011). On the border: Young adults with LGBQ parents navigate LGBTQ communities. Journal of Counseling Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0024576.

Kinkler, L. A., & Goldberg, A. E. (2011). Working with what we’ve got: Perceptions of barriers and supports among same-sex adopting couples in non-metropolitan areas. Family Relations, 60, 387-403.

Goldberg, A. E., Kinkler, L. A., Richardson, H. B., & Downing, J. B. (2011). Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples in open adoption arrangements: A qualitative study. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 502-518.

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2011). Stigma, social context, and mental health: Lesbian and gay couples across the transition to adoptive parenthood. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 139-150.

Goldberg, A. E., Kinkler, L. A., & Hines, D. A. (2011). Perception and internalization of adoption stigma among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 132-154. [Special issue: GLBTQ issues in foster care and adoption].

Allen, K. R., Kaestle, C., & Goldberg, A. E. (2011). More than just a punctuation mark: How boys and young men learn about women and menstruation. Journal of Family Issues, 32, 129-156.

Downing, J. B., & Goldberg, A. E. (2010). Lesbian mothers’ constructions of the division of paid and unpaid labor. Feminism & Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0959353510375869.

Richardson, H. B., & Goldberg, A. E. (2010). The intersection of multiple minority statuses: Perspectives of White lesbian couples adopting racial minority children. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 31, 340-353. [Special issue: Gay and lesbian parented families: Translating research into practice].

Goldberg, A. E. (2010). Studying complex families in context [invited commentary]. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 29-34.

Goldberg, A. E., Smith, J. Z., & Kashy, D. A. (2010). Pre-adoptive factors predicting lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples’ relationship quality across the transition to adoptive parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 221-232.

McKay, K., Ross, L. R., & Goldberg, A. E. (2010). Adaptation to parenthood during the post-adoption period: A review of the literature. Adoption Quarterly, 13, 125-144.

Goldberg, A. E. & Smith, J. Z. (2009). Perceived parenting skill across the transition to adoptive parenthood among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples.Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 861-870.

Goldberg, A. E., Downing, J. B., & Richardson, H. B. (2009). The transition from infertility to adoption: Perceptions of lesbian and heterosexual preadoptive couples. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 26, 938-963.

Downing, J. B., Richardson, H. B., Kinkler, L. A., & Goldberg, A. E. (2009). Making the decision: Factors influencing gay men’s choice of an adoption path.  [Special issue: Lesbian and gay adoptive parents: Issues and outcomes]. Adoption Quarterly, 12, 247-271.

Allen, K. R., & Goldberg, A. E. (2009). Sexual activity during menstruation: A qualitative study. Journal of Sex Research, 6, 1-11.

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2009). Predicting non-African American lesbian and heterosexual preadoptive couples’ openness to adopting an African American child. Family Relations, 58, 346-360.

Goldberg, A. E. (2009). Heterosexual, lesbian, and gay preadoptive couples’ preferences about child gender. Sex Roles, 61, 55-71.

Goldberg, A. E. (2009). Lesbian and heterosexual preadoptive couples’ openness to transracial adoption. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(1), 103-117.

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2008). The social context of lesbian mothers’ anxiety during early parenthood. Parenting: Science & Practice, 8, 213-239.

Oswald, R. F., Goldberg, A. E., Clausell, E., & Kuvalanka, K. (2008). Structural and moral commitment among same-sex couples: Relationship duration, religiosity, and parental status. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 411-419.

Goldberg, A. E., & Smith, J. Z. (2008). Social support and well-being in lesbian and heterosexual preadoptive parents. Family Relations, 57, 281-294.

Goldberg, A. E., Downing, J. B., & Sauck, C. C. (2008). Perceptions of children’s parental preferences in lesbian two-mother households. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 419-434.

Goldberg, A. E., Downing, J. B., & Sauck, C. C. (2007). Choices, challenges, and tensions: Perspectives of prospective lesbian adoptive parents. Adoption Quarterly, 10(2), 33-63.

Goldberg, A. E. (2007). (How) does it make a difference? Perspectives of adults with lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77, 550-562.

Goldberg, A. E. & Allen, K. R. (2007). Imagining men: Lesbian mothers’ perceptions of male involvement during the transition to parenthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 352-365.

Goldberg, A. E., & Perry-Jenkins, M. (2007). The division of labor and perceptions of parental roles: Lesbian couples across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 24, 297-318.

Perry-Jenkins, M., Goldberg, A. E., Pierce, C., & Sayer, A. G. (2007). Shift work, role overload, and the transition to parenthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 123-138.

Goldberg, A. E. (2007). Talking about family: Disclosure practices of adults raised by lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents. Journal of Family Issues, 28, 100-131.

Goldberg, A. E. & Sayer, A. (2006). Lesbian couples’ relationship quality across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68, 87-100.

Goldberg, A. E. (2006). The transition to parenthood for lesbian couples. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 2, 13-42.

Dierker, L. C., Avenevoli, S., Goldberg, A. E., & Glantz, M. (2004). Defining subgroups of adolescents at risk for experimental and regular smoking. Prevention Science 5(3), 169-183.

Goldberg, A. E. & Perry-Jenkins, M. (2004). The division of labor and working-class women’s well-being across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(1), 225-236.