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Gay Parenting Anderson SC

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.

Camille Garrett
(864) 275-6781
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Toni K Bryant
(864) 345-7011
New Life Family Counseling2315 North Main Street
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Marriage and Premarital Counseling, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Clemson University
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

George Jones
(864) 503-5195
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

A Hope Threadgill
(864) 654-7858
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rachel Francis
(864) 882-7563
Seneca, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Toni Bryant
(864) 225-3937
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Holly Partin
(864) 882-0475
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Judith Quinn-Bliss
(864) 784-2405
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Mann
Central, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Margaret Hutchens
Sumter School District 17
(803) 469-8536
1109 N. PIke West
Sumter, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Personality Disorders, Anger Management
Populations Served
Disabled, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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SC Legal Definitions of Marriage

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"A marriage between persons of the same sex is void ab initio and against the public policy of this State"; S.C. Stat. ' 20 1 15