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Selected Publications: 

*student co-author;  1joint first author

1*Lapidus, E. P., 1*Watkins, C. L., & Farr, R. H. (2023). Birth mothers’ experiences of support before, during, and after adoptive placement. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication.

Messina, R., Farr, R. H., & Tasker, F. (2023). Communication about children’s origins among same-gender adoptive parent families in Belgium, France, and Spain. Family Relations. Advance online publication.

1*Burand, C. R., 1Cashen, K. K., *Simon, K. A., & Farr, R. H. (2023). Narratives of youth with LGBTQ+ parents: Feelings of openness and acceptance toward others, oneself, and family. Journal of Adolescent Research. Advance online publication.

*Bruun, S. T., Farr, R. H., & *Simon, K. A. (2023). Retrospective accounts of first exposure to minoritized sexual and gender identities. Social Development, 32(1), 32-46.

Farr, R. H., *Vázquez, C. P., & *Lapidus, E. P. (2023). Birth relatives’ perspectives about same-gender parent adoptive family placements. Family Process, 62(2), 624-640 VIDEO ABSTRACT

*Bell, S. B., Farr, R. H., Ofuso, E., Hehman, E., & DeWall, C. N. (2023). Implicit bias predicts less willingness and frequent adoption of Black children more than explicit bias. The Journal of Social Psychology, 163(4), 554-565.

Farr, R. H., Tornello, S. L., & Rostosky, S. R. (2022). How do LGBTQ+ parents raise well-adjusted, resilient, and thriving children? Current Directions in Psychological Science31(6), 526–535.

*Simon, K. A., & Farr, R. H. (2022). Identity-based socialization and adopted children’s outcomes in lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parent families. Applied Developmental Science, 26(1), 155-175.

Patterson, C. J., & Farr, R. H. (2022). Sexual orientation, gender identity, and foster care: What can social science offer in a case like Fulton v. City of Philadelphia? Family Court Review, 60(1), 10-22.

*Simon, K. A., *Hawthorne, H. M., Clark, A. N., Riley, B. M., Farr, R. H., Eaton, L. A., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Contextualizing the experiences of asexual youth: Demographic characteristics and health, family, and school outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence51, 128-140.

*Simon, K. A., & Farr, R. H. (2021). Adoption and racial/cultural socialization in diverse adoptive families: Associations with demographic characteristics, academic outcomes, and parent-child relationships. (In L. Hillard & C. Smalls Glover, Eds., special issue on Family Socialization: Diversity in Strategies, Beliefs, and Practices). Research in Human Development, 18(4), 295-310.

Patterson, C. J., Farr, R. H., & Goldberg, A. E. (2021, October). LGBTQ+ parents and their children. National Council on Family Relations: Policy Brief, 6(3), 1-8.

*Simon, K. A., & Farr, R. H. (2021). Development of the Conceptual Future Parent Grief (CFPG) Scale for LGBTQ+ people. Journal of Family Psychology35(3), 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(3), 231-250.

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). (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).

*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.

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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
Farr, R. H. (2019)LGBTQ parent adoption. Rudd Adoption Research Program Publication Series: The Future of Adoption. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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.
*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.
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.
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)132-146
*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.
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.
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.
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), 98-118
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.
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.
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). IGI Global.
*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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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). 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. (VIDEO ABSTRACT)
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.
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.
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.
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). 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.
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). 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.
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. 
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.