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Gay Parenting Dickinson TX

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. Connie Wildey
Constance E. Wildey, LCSW
(281) 534-3113
5501 Sycamore Drive
Dickinson, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abus
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Annie Isaac
ACDI Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
(281) 513-3859
2245 N. Main St. Suite 2
Pearland, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MHR, LBSW-IPR, LCDC-Intern
Licensed in Texas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Gary Kesling
(409) 770-3564
Pearland, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tabono Counseling & Mediation Center, LLC
(281) 661-1103 x101
Tabono Counseling & Mediation Center, LLC1002 Gemini
Houston, TX
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: OLLU
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Sue Brooks
(832) 900-3530
Creating Choices Counseling16815 Royal Crest Drive, Suite 140
Houston, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Marriage/Couples Counseling, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Houston -- Clear Lake
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Candice Everett
Candice Everett, LCSW
(503) 221-1125
1815 NW Flanders, Suite 202
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Emi M Whittle, LPC, PLLC
Emi M Whittle, LPC, PLLC
Kemah, TX
Specialties
Divorce, Family Conflict, Career Counseling
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Patricia Hesketh
(713) 254-1374
Texas City, TX
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Peggy Halyard
(832) 301-8248
Peggy Halyard1300 Bay Area Blvd.Building B
Houston, TX
Specialties
Marriage and Couples Counseling, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Houston Baybrook
281-554-9911 281-554-9911 <
19431 Gulf Fwy
Webster, TX
 
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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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TX Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(b) A marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union is contrary to the public policy of this state and is void in this state. (c) The state or an agency or political subdivision of the state may not give effect to a: (1) public act, record, or judicial proceeding that creates, recognizes, or validates a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction; or (2) right or claim to any legal protection, benefit, or responsibility asserted as a result of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction." TX Family ' 6.204