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Gay Parenting Cedartown GA

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.

Emily Derrick
(706) 233-7323
Rome, GA
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

North Georgia Mediation, Inc.
(706) 235-6770
109 W. 8th Ave.
Rome, GA
Specialties
Divorce and Domestic Law
Gender
Civil
Education
N/A
Insurance
N/A
Membership Organizations
Association of Conflict Resolution

Mr. James Yandle
James M. Yandle, LCSW
(770) 993-2897
2102 Macy Drive
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Christine Burrell Townsend
Sunrise Counseling
(770) 985-2050
2386 Clower Street Bldg G-101
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Georgia
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Firesetting, Anger Management, Women's
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Claire Zimmerman
Counseling Associates for Well-Being
(706) 425-8900
523 1/2 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Greta Willoughby
(706) 506-1079
Rome, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. Lynn Ranew
Atlanta Therapy Associates
(404) 233-9885
3580 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite 210
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Georgia
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Laura Imperial
Laura E. Imperial, LPC, LMFT
(678) 230-8516
900 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Suite 110
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, LMFT
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Nancy Wesselink
One Source Counseling and Employee Assistance Services
(770) 683-1327
110 Millbrook Village Drive Suite C
Tyrone, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, CEAP
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diag
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Alicia Steve
Alicia Steve, MAE, LPC, PC
(912) 576-1089
140 Lakes Blvd, 225
Kingsland, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Georgia
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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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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GA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state"; Georgia Code ' 19 3 3.1