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Gay Parenting Apache Junction AZ

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.

Sue S Stalcup
(480) 332-0368
Apache Junction, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Lisa L. Gold, Ph.D.
(480) 355-5214
2929 N. Power Rd.,Suite 101
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Infertility or Adoption,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
B.S. Psychology, M.S. Family Sciences, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Ph.D. Human Development (with emphasis on marriage and family therapy).
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Desert Vista Counseling Services, L.L.C.

Tamra Evans-Wittman
(480) 540-0850
Mesa, AZ
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dorna McBride
Mesa, AZ
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Arizona Interfaith Counseling
(480) 969-2783
5520 E Main St Ste 1
Mesa, AZ

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Lourdes Iannello
(480) 285-1900
Mesa, AZ
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish,

Randall Rice
(480) 396-0394
Mesa, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Corrine Day Harper
(480) 232-9191
Mesa, AZ
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Currie Rebecca P
(480) 641-1165
7254 E Southern Ave Ste 123
Mesa, AZ

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Ms. Susan Daubenbis
(602) 550-8101
2942 N. 24th Street Suite 114
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Arizona
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Mult
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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AZ Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited"; Ariz.Rev. Stat. Ann. ' 25 101