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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.

Garth Shanklin
(307) 268-2696
Casper, WY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Bayuk, Darlene MSW LCSW
(307) 266-1718
341 East E. Street
Casper, WY
 
Price, Frances LPC
(307) 745-3668
2020 East Grand Avenue
Laramie, WY
 
Kelsey Van Dusen
Mountain View, WY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara Schutte
(307) 673-4808
Sheridan, WY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

JoEllen Jorgensen
(307) 233-4210
Casper, WY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tonya Gerharter
(307) 766-2398
Laramie, WY
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Edith E Saville
(307) 587-2785
Cody, WY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dinah Villanueva
(307) 877-4466
Kemmerer, WY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Chinese

Bayuk, Darlene MSW LCSW
(307) 266-1718
341 East E. Street
Casper, WY
 

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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WY Legal Definitions of Marriage

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Both state law and the state's constitution appear to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages.