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Gay Parenting Anderson IN

Becoming parents can be a big decision for gay and lesbian couples, with many factors to consider. Should you adopt, or get a surrogate or donor? What’s the best way to raise a child as same-sex parents? Check below for related information, products and services.

Ms. Patricia Savage
Midwest HealthStrategies
(765) 751-6208
3300 W. Community Drive
Muncie, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Indiana
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Rev. Dr. Julia Corbett Hemeyer, M.Div.,Ph.D.
(765) 284-6936
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Life Coaching,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
B.A. in sociology, The Ohio State UniversityM.Div., Methodist Theological School in OhioM.A., Ph.D. in theology, Vanderbilt University
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Many Paths Interfaith Ministries

Brigina Beth McKay
(765) 747-3450
Mucie, IN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
ASL : American Sign Language

Melissa Newman
(317) 345-0741
Fishers, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lotus Group
(317) 595-5555
11950 Fishers Crossing Dr
Fishers, IN
 
Judith A Jackson
Anderson, IN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Wendy Rees
(765) 289-5520
Muncie, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rosemary Freedman
(317) 451-4552
Catharsis Counseling11650 Lantern Road
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Marriage counseling, Depression
Qualification
School: Indiana University School of Nursing
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Miss. Melissa Newman
(317) 891-5793
Counseling & Solutions8713 South Street
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Indianapolis
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Hildebrand Ilyse
(317) 595-9811
8626 South St
Fishers, IN
 
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Gay Dad - Parenting Information and Advice for Gay Dads

Useful Resource Sites for Gay Dads

While gay dads have always been around, the past couple of decades have seen them emerging from the closet. Owning up to one's homosexuality always requires courage. However, it is even more difficult for gay dads who may be concerned about the effect of their 'declaration' on their children. There is, after all, the very real fear that their children may become the targets of abuse from people with a prejudice against homosexuality .

These are some facts regarding gay dads:

  • With the legal and social stigma against homosexuality lifting, an increasing number of gay dads (and lesbian moms), who have been through a heterosexual marriage, have started coming out about their sexuality.
  • Over the last two decades, the number of gay men (and lesbian women), whether single or couples, who are choosing to have children outside socially approved marriage norms, in also on the rise.
  • Gay dads are as concerned about their children as heterosexual fathers-whether biological or adoptive-and work equally hard at providing them with a loving and secure home.
  • Gay dads (and lesbian moms) continue to come up against hostile attitudes to their parenthood. This is partly in due to a commonly held belief that children of gay parents are more likely to become gays themselves. Research has however shown that there is no truth in this assumption.

Resources for gay dads are amazingly slim. However, here...

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IN Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Sec. 1. (a) Only a female may marry a male. Only a male may marry a female. (b) A marriage between persons of the same gender is void in Indiana even if the marriage is lawful in the place where it is solemnized"; Ind. Code ' 31 11 1 1