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Gay Parenting Auburn WA

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. Peggy Nast Hayes
(206) 275-3225
2955 80th Avenue SE Suite 206
Mercer Island, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Washington
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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MarieLouise (Lou) Dodson, MA, LMHC, NCC
(253) 929-1530, (253) 310-7277
402 South 333rd Stree
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Couples and Marriage Counseling. Infidelity; Trauma;Depression; Anxiety; Eating Disorders; Addictions and Substance Abuse; Difficult LifeTransitions; Co-dependency; Grief and Loss; Pre-marital counseling.

Anita Louise Schamber
(253) 859-8948
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Cindy Bock
(253) 561-3531
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sound Foundations Professional Counseling
(253) 236-0298
Sound Foundations Professional Counseling104 W Main STE 207
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Pacific Lutheran University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Anderson, Gaaren LMFT
(253) 804-9596
515 M St. NE
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Communication, Differences, Anger, Sex, Step-Couples, Affairs, Trust, Intimacy, Affection, Boundaries and Assertiveness.

Charles Rehberg
(253) 223-6059
Bonney Lake, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kelly S Peck
(253) 435-8413
Puyallup, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Beroz Ferrell
(253) 813-8577
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Hindi Gujarati Nepali

Sherill Van Schoonhoven
(425) 336-4105
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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WA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage is a civil contract between a male and a female... A; Wa. Stat. 26.04.010 A(1) Marriages in the following cases are prohibited: (c) When the parties are persons other than a male and a female"; Wa. Stat. 26.04.020