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Gay Parenting Bella Vista AR

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.

Diane Kunkel
(417) 223-2823
Pineville, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Center For Psychology
(479) 254-1144
1601 Rainbow Rd
Rogers, AR
 
Nelson Counseling
(479) 621-8600
5500 Pinnacle Point Dr Ste 204
Rogers, AR
 
Center For Stress Reduction
(479) 631-6400
9 Halsted Cir
Rogers, AR
 
Choices Counseling
(479) 246-9983
1 Halsted Cir Ste 2
Rogers, AR
 
Mr. Lawrence Thompson
(479) 202-4193
Wellspring Healthcare Associates, P.A.324 N 2nd Street
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Oklahoma University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Northwest Arkansas Relational Therapy Clinic
(479) 254-0700
5206 Village Pkwy
Rogers, AR
 
Forrest Michael Ed D
(479) 631-2658
107 N 34th St
Rogers, AR
 
Arkansas Attachment & Counseling
(479) 366-7920
1821 S 8th St
Rogers, AR
 
Monson Counseling Pllc
(479) 631-1189
1 Halsted Cir Ste 1
Rogers, AR
 

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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AR Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

Marriage shall be only between a man and a woman. A marriage between persons of the same sex is void"; Ark. Stat. ' 9 11 109