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Gay Parenting Covington 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.

Mrs. Stacey O'Neil Kitchens
(404) 566-9417
Counseling Services3113 Emory Street
Covington, GA
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Georgia Southern University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Susan Perz
(770) 519-0002
Loganville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joyce Minter
(678) 526-1132
Lithonia, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert (bob) L Griffin
(404) 382-5989
Pastoral Counseling & Training CenterMFUMC
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Marriage Relationship, Loss or Grief, Addiction
Qualification
School: Columbia Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Growing Well, LLC
(678) 372-1219
157 Burke St, Suite 114, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Relationship Issues
Insurance
No

Timothy Bolen
(770) 786-1021
Covington, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Sheri Pisaturo, LAPC, NCC
(770) 554-3599
678 Tom Brewer Rd.
Loganville, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Graduated with Master's of Arts degree Argosy University, 2009, Community Counseling degree. Graduated with Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia College and University, 1993, Criminal Justice and Public Administration degree
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Loganville Community Ministry Village

Bob Griffin, Diplomate, CPSP
(404) 444-8248
McDonough First United Methodist Church,151 Macon Street
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Diplomate, the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Doctoral Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Marriage and Family Educator, the American Academy of Bereavement
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Pastoral Counseling and Training Center

Fredrick Thrasher
(678) 565-1400
Stockbridge, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Mcafee
(678) 604-5455
1133 Eagle’S Landing Parkwaystockbridge, Georgia 30281
Stockbridge, GA
 

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