Read one mom’s take on how gay parenting is becoming a part of America’s social fabric. Meet three “unconventional” families who reflect the changing face of parenting. How parents can show their love whether their kids are gay or straight. (A recent study found that kids raised by two female parents grow up to be better adjusted and higher achieving than their peers.) Raising a kid is hard work no matter who you are, but raising a child as a same-sex couple can present different kinds of challenges.