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Gay Parenting Belleville MI

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. Sacha Feirstein
(734) 237-1976
400 Maynard St. Suite 803
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientat
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jane Hassinger
Jane A. Hassinger, MSW, ACSW, Psychoanalyst
(734) 761-1015
202 E. Washington, #608
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. MaryCay Johns
MaryCay Johns LMSW
(313) 563-3407
23909 Edward St.
Dearborn, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTS
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Amy Widenbaum
Amy L. Widenbaum, LMSW, PC
(248) 568-9680
15645 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LMSW, CSW, ACSW, LMFT
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Kimberly Freeman
(734) 883-4641
Ypsilanti, MI
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Michelle Samuel
(734) 926-9169
328 Thompson # 102
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LLP, MSW, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientati
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. David Votruba
David Votruba PhD PLC
(734) 929-3700
400 Maynard Street, Suite 206
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, PLC, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Pamela Czuj
Personal Dynamics Center
(313) 563-4142
23810 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual D
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Maribeth Janer
Center for Counseling
(248) 705-9519
114 Rayson Street
Northville, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Ed
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Adrianne Guenther Clarke, M.A., TLLP
(734) 528-9703
2900 Packard Rd, Ste 1
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
I earned my masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Moody Theological Seminary.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Crossroads Counseling, PLLC

Data Provided By:

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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MI Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Sec. 1. Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman. As a matter of public policy, this state has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting that unique relationship in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and its children. A marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is invalid in this state"; Mich. St. ' 551.1