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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. 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)

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Lloyd Looney
(678) 612-3936
Dacula, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Susan B Jung
(678) 568-2484
Winning Strides, Ltd.285 South Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Devona M. Stalnaker, ABD, MA, LPC, NCC
(678) 318-1994
The Stark Buliding, 195 W. Pike Street, Suite 201
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University of New Orleans, LA, and a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University-Atlanta, GA).
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Integrated Wellness Counseling Services, LLC

Jennifer Collins
(770) 475-6670
Alpharetta, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. Margaret Garvin
Ascent Performance Consultants
(678) 252-2181
2330 Scenic Highway Suite 301
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pare
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Carl Peck
(678) 697-1141
Lawrenceville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Cathy Arrington, LAPC, NCC, MACC
(770) 231-9691
750 Longleaf Blvd, Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Marriage and Family Certificate from Argosy University, 2011Master's in Community Counseling from Argosy University, 2010Bachelor's in Psychology from Georgia State University, 2007
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Cathy Arrington, LAPC, NCC, MACC

James Dutton
(678) 713-4923
Lawrenceville, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amber Illum
(678) 425-0975
Winder, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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