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Gay Parenting Bloomfield CT

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. Lisa Elswit
Lisa Elswit, LCSW
(860) 461-7964
682 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Evelyn Benoit
(860) 212-0289
998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in Connecticut
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Stacie Cull
(860) 693-0360
101 River Rd.
Collinsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kerry Tuttle
Just Breathe Connecticut, LLC
(860) 436-8079
137 Hazard Avenue Suite 5
Enfield, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Trans
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Obese or Overweight, College Students, Multiple Chemical Sen
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dianne Sullivan
(860) 586-8800
Hartford, CT
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Caroline Farnham
Caroline Farnham, LCSW
(860) 523-9522
682 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Chuck Harpin
Connecticut Consultants Associaltes LLC
(860) 674-9102
10 Pheasant Hill Rd.
Farmington., CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Audrey Bennett
Audrey Bennett
(860) 819-8570
100 West Main Street
Plainville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LADC
Licensed in Connecticut
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Nelson Bayron
(860) 621-8093
790 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Nancy M Brockett, PhD, LPC
(860) 223-2232
801 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Soul Support Counseling

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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CT Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

The state's supreme court ruled in October 2008 in favor of a constitutional right to marriage for gay and lesbian couples; the state started issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples in November 2008.