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Gay Parenting Athens AL

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.

Maureen Chemsak
(256) 772-7900
Madison, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Career Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Christie Widger
(256) 655-6762
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Center For Attachment & Family Development
(256) 353-8528
1409 Kathy Ln Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Baird Counseling & Eap
(256) 306-0712
2042 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Mental Health Association In Morgan County
(256) 353-1160
207 Commerce Cir Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Christy Jacob
(256) 716-0811
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Enrichment Center
(256) 341-0811
224 2nd Ave Se Ste 1
Decatur, AL
 
Family Support Services Llc
(256) 340-9233
1608 4th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
Mental Health Center Of North Central Alabama
(256) 355-6105
1316 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
 
Riverside Counseling And Consulting Pc
(256) 340-0300
401 Grant St Se
Decatur, AL
 

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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AL Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(d) No marriage license shall be issued in the State of Alabama to parties of the same sex" AND "(e) The state of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any marriage of parties of the same sex that occurred or was alleged to have occurred as a result of the law of any jurisdiction regardless of whether a marriage license was issued"; Alabama Stat. Sec. 30-1-19