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Gay Parenting Cumberland MD

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.

Gerald Chambers
(301) 777-5356
Cumberland, MD
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tina Lynn Boswell-Stickley
(301) 268-9737
LaVale, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Norma Sosa
(304) 788-2241
Keyser, WV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
(301) 656-1404
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in DC
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Deana Albert
Deana Albert, LCSW-C/Therapy Speak, LLC.
(443) 393-2148
Parkridge Plaza Bldg 8950 Route 108, Suite # 223
Columbia, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Melanie Graham
(301) 729-7171
Cumberland, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Manning Smith
Westernport, MD
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Mrs. Mary-Beth Smith
Mary-Beth Smith, LCSW-C
(410) 435-8822
2 Hamill Road Suite 316 Village of Cross Keys
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transit
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Lou Lichti
City Park Psychological Services, LLC
(301) 733-3130
370 Virginia Ave
Hagerstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Maryland
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Wendy Berlinrood
Wendy M. Berlinrood, PhD., LCSW-C
(410) 526-6331
3 Blue Spruce Court
Reisterstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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MD Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

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