In this article, the author discusses about homoparental families and the aim is to provide useful guidelines for professionals who want to work with them. Recent studies have proven there is no correlation between the par-ents’ sexual orientation and the emotional, behavioural and psychoso-cial development in children. Nonetheless, homoparental families are characterized by distinctive features which any psychotherapist should know. Moreover, the psychotherapist should be aware of his/her own emotional resounances and limits with respect to the subject in order to prevent uneffective or dangerous treatment for the patient.
Keywords: homoparental family, parents, family, sexual orientation, child development