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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. Megan Selig
Professional Counseling Services
(708) 342-1773
17732 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Se
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Mrs. Susan Wickstrom
The Safe
(630) 232-2946
125 Hamilton
Geneva, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Donna Welter
Great Changes Counseling Services, P.C.
(708) 248-8332
9435 Bormet Dr. #5
Mokena, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. George Cook
Cognition Works, Inc.
(217) 239-0142
507 West Springfield Avenue
Urbana, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jan Reisch
Jan Reisch
(312) 787-7441
180 No. Stetson Avenue Suite 3260
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CADC,CEAP
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stres
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Barbara Hayes
Barbara Hayes, LCSW,ACSW
(630) 668-5700
2100 Manchester Rd. Suite 975
Wheaton, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,ACSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Ioanna Chaney
(773) 244-0900
233 East Erie Street, Suite 401
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CPCC, MBA
Licensed in Illinois
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transi
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Kristen Pryor
Northwest Community Counseling Services
(847) 551-9779
514 Market Loop Suite 104
West Dundee, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LCPC, CDVP
Licensed in Illinois
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Kathleen Young
(773) 381-1922
1348 W. Glenlake Ave
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Illinois
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Personality Disorders, Women
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Mark Myers
Myers Counseling Group
(815) 308-3368
300 memorial Drive, suite 200
Crystal Lake, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,CADC
Licensed in Illinois
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal R
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness, College Students
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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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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IL Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(a) The following marriages are prohibited: ...(5) a marriage between 2 individuals of the same sex"; IL. Stat. Ch. 750 ' 5/212