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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.

Ms. Barbara Hamann
Barbara Hamann, LCSW, BCD
(941) 355-5430
8051 N. Tamiami Trail Box 43, Suite C-5
Sarasota, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Florida
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illne
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Gifted, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Martha Phelps
Therapeutic Health Endeavors Insitute, Inc
(352) 637-0605
PO Box 711 3265 E Suzie Lane
Inverness, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Florida
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis
Populations Served
Step Families
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:
Mrs. Carolyn Katchmar
Carolyn's Counseling Center
(239) 394-1784
1241 Osprey Ct. Suite A
Marco Island, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concern
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Myra Josephberg
A Caring Heart Counseling Center
(386) 775-7726
2415 South Volusia Ave.
Orange City, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/C
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Obese or Overweight, College Students, Diabetes
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:
Dr. Dennis Rockwell
Dennis Rockwell, Inc.
(561) 477-5836
Fontana Plaza, 9045 LaFontana Blvd Suite 222
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: Rev, PhD, LCSW, PA
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Rel
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jeremy White
Jeremy L. White, LCSW, PA
(239) 649-4242
3060 Tamiami Trail North Suite 202
Naples, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psycho
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lisa Wolcott
Counseling Associates
(352) 378-0900
2610 NW 43rd Street Suite 2A
Gainesville, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Linda Morrison
(239) 297-6656
4818 Coronado Pkwy #3
Cape Coral, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Cindy Auchter
Cindy Auchter, L.C.S.W.
(941) 377-4573
5357 Bent Oak Drive
Sarasota, FL
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Wo
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Emily Martinsen
(352) 237-2050
1000 SW 26 St.
Ocala, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, ACSW, LCSW, LMFT NBH AAPH
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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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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FL Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(1) Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, or relationships between persons of the same sex which are treated as marriages in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, are not recognized for any purpose in this state." AND "(3) For purposes of interpreting any state statute or rule, the term 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the term 'spouse' applies only to a member of such a union"; Florida Stat. Ann. ' 741.212