Selected Publications: 

*student co-author

*Simon, K. A., & Farr, R. H. (2021). Development of the Conceptual Future Parent Grief (CFPG) Scale for LGBTQ+ people. Journal of Family Psychology35, 299-310. 

*Bruun, S. T., & Farr, R. H. (2021). Longitudinal gender presentation and associated outcomes among adopted children with lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 17, 231-250. doi:10.1080/1550428X.2020.1802382

*Simon, K. A., & Farr, R. H. (2020). Identity-based socialization and adopted children’s outcomes in lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parent families. Applied Developmental Science. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10888691.2020.1748030

Farr, R. H., & *Vázquez, C. P. (2020). Stigma experiences, mental health, perceived parenting competence, and parent-child relationships among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents in the United States (In N. Carone, H. Bos, G. Shenkman, & F. Tasker, Eds., special issue on LGBTQ Parents and their Children during the Family Life Cycle). Frontiers in Psychology – Developmental Psychology11, 445 (pages 1-16). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00445 (Note: journal fee waived for special issue.)

Goldberg, A. E., Tornello, S. T., Farr, R. H., Smith, J. Z., & Miranda, L. (2020). Barriers to adoption and foster care and openness to child characteristics among trans adults. Child and Youth Services Review, 109 (February 2020). doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104699

*Simon, K. A., *Vázquez, C. P., *Bruun, S. T., & Farr, R. H. (2020). Retrospective feelings of difference based on gender and sexuality among emerging adults. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 7(1), 26-39.  doi:10.1037/sgd0000349

Farr, R. H., *Bruun, S. T., & Patterson, C. J. (2019). Longitudinal associations between coparenting and child adjustment among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parent families. Developmental Psychology, 55(12), 2547-2560. doi:10.1037/dev0000828
Farr, R. H., *Bruun, S. T., & *Simon, K. A. (2019). Family conflict observations and outcomes among adopted school-age children with lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 33(8), 965-974. doi:10.1037/fam0000576
Farr, R. H. (2019). Introduction to the special issue: Social science perspectives on contemporary lesbian family life, 2009-2019. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23(4), 425-438. doi:10.1080/10894160.2019.1635068
*Wyman Battalen, A., Farr, R. H., Brodzinsky, D. M., & McRoy, R. G. (2019). Socializing children about family structure: Perspectives of lesbian and gay adoptive parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 15(3), 235-255. doi:10.1080/1550428X.2018.1465875
Farr, R. H., *Salomon, I., Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., & Brown, C. S. (2019). Elementary school-age children’s attitudes toward same-sex parent families. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 15(2), 127-150. doi:10.1080/1550428X.2018.1452659
Farr, R. H. (2019)LGBTQ parent adoption. Rudd Adoption Research Program Publication Series: The Future of Adoption. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA.
Farr, R. H., & Goldberg, A. E. (2018). Sexual orientation, gender identity, and adoption law (In C. J. Patterson & C. Ball, Eds. special issue on Sexual Orientation, Gender Diversity, and Family Law). Family Court Review, 56(3), 374-383. doi:10.1111/fcre.12354
*Simon, K. A., Tornello, S. L., Farr, R. H., & Bos, H. M. W. (2018). Envisioning future parenthood among bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women (In J. C. Gonsiorek, M. E. Brewster, A. L. Brimhall, A. Pollitt, & L. E. Ross, Eds., special section on Bisexual Issues). Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5(2), 253-259. doi:10.1037/sgd0000267
Farr, R. H., *Bruun, S. T., *Doss, K. M., & Patterson, C. J. (2018). Children’s gender-typed behavior from early to middle childhood in adoptive families with lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents. Sex Roles, 78(7), 528-541. doi:10.1007/s11199-017-0812-5
Farr, R. H., *Ravvina, Y., & Grotevant, H. G. (2018). Birth family contact experiences among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents with school-age children (In B. van Eeden-Moorefield, Ed., special issue on Intersectional Variations in the Experiences of Queer Families). Family Relations, 67(1)132-146doi:10.1111/fare.12295
*Sumontha, J., Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2017). Children’s gender development: Associations with parental sexual orientation, division of labor, and gender ideology. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4(4), 438-450. doi:10.1037/sgd0000242
Farr, R. H., Tasker, F., & Goldberg, A. E. (2017). Theory in highly cited studies of sexual minority parent families: Variations and implications. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(9), 1143-1179. doi:10.1080/00918369.2016.1242336
Patterson, C. J., & Farr, R. H. (2017). What should we call ourselves? Last names among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples and their adopted children. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 13(2), 97-113. doi:10.1080/1550428X.2016.1169239
Cody, P. A., Farr, R. H., McRoy, R. G., Ayers-Lopez, S. J., & Ledesma, K. J. (2017). Youth perspectives on being adopted from foster care by lesbian and gay parents: Implications for families and adoption professionals. Adoption Quarterly, 20(1), 98-118doi:10.1080/10926755.2016.1200702
Farr, R. H. (2017). Does parental sexual orientation matter? A longitudinal follow-up of adoptive families with school-age children. Developmental Psychology, 53(2), 252-264. doi:10.1037/dev0000228
Farr, R. H. (2017). Factors associated with relationship dissolution and post-dissolution adjustment among lesbian adoptive couples (In S. Holley, Ed., special issue on contemporary lesbian relationships). Journal of Lesbian Studies, 21(1), 88-105. doi:10.1080/10894160.2016.1142354
Farr, R. H., *Simon, K. A., & *Bruun, S. T. (2017). LGBTQ relationships: Families of origin, same-sex couples, and parenting. In N. R. Silton (Ed.), Family dynamics and romantic relationships in a changing society (pp. 110-136). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2404-5.ch006
*Oakley, M. K., Farr, R. H., & Scherer, D. G. (2017). Same-sex parent socialization: Understanding gay and lesbian parenting practices as cultural socialization. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 13(1), 56-75. doi:10.1080/1550428X.2016.1158685
Farr, R. H., *Oakley, M. K., & *Ollen, E. W. (2016). School experiences of young children and their lesbian and gay adoptive parents (In N. C. Heck, V. P. Poteat, & C. S. Goodenow, Eds., special issue on advances in research with LGBTQ youth in schools). Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(4), 442-447. doi:10.1037/sgd0000187
*Sumontha, J., Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2016). Social support and coparenting among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(8), 987-996. doi:10.1037/fam0000253
Farr, R. H., & Tornello, S. L. (2016). The transition to parenthood and early child development in families with same-sex parents. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 3(3), 17-22.
Farr, R. H., *Flood, M. E., & Grotevant, H. D. (2016). The role of siblings in adoption outcomes and experiences from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(3), 386-396. doi:10.1037/fam0000173
Farr, R. H., *Crain, E. E., *Oakley, M. K., *Cashen, K. K., & *Garber, K. J. (2016). Microaggressions, feelings of difference, and resilience among adopted children with sexual minority parents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(1), 85-104. doi:10.1007/s10964-015-0353-6
Farr, R. H., & Goldberg, A. E. (2015). Contact between birth and adoptive families during the first year post-placement: Perspectives of lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents. Adoption Quarterly, 18(1), 1-24. doi:10.1080/10926755.2014.895466
Patterson, C. J., Farr, R. H., & Hastings, P. D. (2015). Socialization in the context of family diversity. In J. E. Grusec & P. D. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of socialization (2nd ed., pp.  202-227). New York: Guilford Press.
Farr, R. H., *Grant-Marsney, H. A., & Grotevant, H. D. (2014). Adoptees’ contact with birth parents in emerging adulthood: The role of adoption communication and attachment to adoptive parents. Family Process, 53(4), 656-671. doi:10.1111/famp.12069
Farr, R. H., *Grant-Marsney, H. A., *Musante, D. S., Grotevant, H. D., & Wrobel, G. M. (2014). Adoptees’ contact with birth relatives in emerging adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Research, 29(1), 45-66. doi:10.1177/0743558413487588
Farr, R. H., Diamond, L. M., & Boker, S. M. (2014). Female same-sex sexuality from a dynamical systems perspective: Sexual attraction, desire, and behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(8), 1477-1490. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0378-z
Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2013). Coparenting among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples: Associations with adopted children’s outcomes. Child Development, 84(4), 1226-1240. doi:10.1111/cdev.12046
Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2013). Lesbian and gay adoptive parents and their children. In A. E. Goldberg & K. R. Allen (Eds.), LGBT-parent families: Possibilities for new research and implications for practice (pp. 39-55). New York: Springer Publications.
Tornello, S. L., Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2011). Predictors of parenting stress among gay adoptive fathers in the United States. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(4), 591-600. doi:10.1037/a0024480
Patterson, C. J., & Farr, R. H. (2011). Coparenting among lesbian and gay couples. In J. McHale & K. Lindahl (Eds.), Coparenting: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 127-146). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Parenting and child development in adoptive families: Does parental sexual orientation matter? Applied Developmental Science, 14(3), 164-178. doi:10.1080/10888691.2010.500958
Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents: Couple and relationship issues. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6(2), 199-213. doi:10.1080/15504281003705436 
Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2009). Transracial adoption by lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parents: Who completes transracial adoptions and with what results? Adoption Quarterly, 12(3-4), 187-204. doi:10.1080/10926750903313328


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