New Study: Half of US Children are Emotionally Starving

We have been studying family structure long enough to know that there are three staples of a child's emotional diet: the love of their father, the love of their mother, and stability.  Increasingly, America's children are being denied one or more of these critical...

Them Before Us Founder Testifies Against Uniform Parentage Act

Members of the law and justice committee,* Thank you for the opportunity to be here. My name is Katy Faust and I’m the founder of the children’s rights organization Them Before Us. I am the former Assistant Director of Chinese Children Adoption International, the...

I’m gay. And like most Italians, I oppose surrogacy.

My name is Vincenzo. I am Italian and I’m gay. Normally I don't feel this need to label myself because I think sexuality is simply a detail. On this planet we are men and women- people- that's all. But on the topic of surrogacy it's important to specify my sexuality...

New Study: Half of US Children are Emotionally Starving

We have been studying family structure long enough to know that there are three staples of a child's emotional diet: the love of their father, the love of their mother, and stability.  Increasingly, America's children are being denied one or more of these critical...

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I’m gay. And like most Italians, I oppose surrogacy.

My name is Vincenzo. I am Italian and I’m gay. Normally I don't feel this need to label myself because I think sexuality is simply a detail. On this planet we are men and women- people- that's all. But on the topic of surrogacy it's important to specify my sexuality...

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Gender Matters in Writing… And Parenting.

Supporters of gay marriage have aggressively promoted the idea that “all kids need is love.” They argue that children do not specifically need the love of their father or the love of their mother, just generic “love.”  For that to be the case, there must be no...

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The Father Effect- Daughters of Divorce Serve as a Test Case

Dads do something for kids that moms can't.  They influence their child's behavior in ways that moms don't. And their involvement effects boys and girls in sex-specific ways. We know this because when dad is absent, boys and girls face distinct risks.  While boys who...

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Divorce is Bad for Your Kid’s Health

Mountains of evidence confirm that children do best when they live with their married biological parents; no alternative family structure affords children the level of protection and stability as their natural family. Children under the pressure of a broken family...

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Study the Studies- What We Know About Same-Sex Parenting

It's difficult to unearth the truth with all the noise and fanfare surrounding the studies that purport to show “no difference” between children raised in the home of same-sex parents and those raised in the home of their married mother and father. It's also...

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What’s so bad about divorce?

Reams of research testify to marriage being a force for good in the lives of children and statistically, the home of a child's married mother and father is the safest place for a child. However, Them Before Us does not advocate for "marriage at all costs" if the...

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Biology Matters

Regardless of how often we hear, "it doesn't matter who raises a child as long as they are safe and loved," the data reveals that being raised by both biological parents is one of the strongest predictors of whether or not a child will actually be safe and loved. But...

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Them Before Us is made up of ordinary adults who are committed to putting the needs of children at the forefront of the battle surrounding the very foundation of our society - marriage and family.  Are you an ordinary person too? Does your simple blood boil when children are expected to conform to the lifestyle of adults because you understand, maybe firsthand, how hard that is on kids? And are you tired of culture framing adults as victims when we all know that kids are the ones who have to pay the price? If so, we are your people. 

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