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Gay Parenting Dawsonville 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.

Melissa Sulhoff
(404) 433-1413
Dawsonville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charles Britt Jr
(706) 216-4735
Dawsonville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
ASL : American Sign Language

Joseph Stapp
(706) 974-3899
Dawsonville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sandra Taylor-Anderson
(404) 502-0834
Cumming, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Brad Hieger, L.P.C., N.C.C., C.P.C.S.
(404) 388-3909
5975 Parkway North Blvd., Suite 300 D
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology - The Pennsylvania State UniversityM.A. Counseling Psychology and Social Psychology - Ball State UniversityB.A. Psychology - Adelphi University
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Focus Forward Counseling and Consulting, Inc.

Kimberly Beck
(706) 864-8180
Dawsonville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

James Michael Fowler
(706) 216-4735
Dawsonville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Suzanne Waller
(770) 598-4034
Cumming, GA
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brad Hieger
(404) 388-3909
Cumming, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr Jeanne Latiolais, PsyD
(770) 205-1751
314 Tribble Gap Rd., Suite B
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,OCD,Thinking Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
Doctoral training, internship, and post doctoral work completed in areas of depression, anxiety, major mental illness, relationship issues, adolescent and adult treatment, and personality assessment. Psychodynamic and Cognitive background training.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Jeanne Latiolais, PsyD

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