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Gay Parenting Eastlake OH

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.

Mr. Michael Freas
Drs Feldman, Svete, Foerstner, LLC
(440) 510-5100
34950 Chardon Rd Suite 202
Willoughby Hills, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Catherine Morrison
Psychological and Behavioral Consultants
(216) 831-6611
24800 Highpoint Road--Suite B
Beachwood, OH
Credentials
Credentials: MSSA, ACSW, LISW-S
Licensed in Ohio
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Insight Learning and Wellness Center
(216) 765-4470
25901 Emery Road, Suite 112
Cleveland, OH
Services
Stress Management, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Physical Exercise, Other, Movement Therapy, Guided Imagery, Fitness/Exercise, Family Therapy, Energy Medicine, EFT, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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David Riccardi
(440) 461-1255
Highland Heights, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Kathy Vavro
(440) 847-9945
Another Way: Mediation & Consultation Services41 East Erie Street
Painesville, OH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Cleveland State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Marlene Lefton
Willow Counseling Services
(440) 942-4440
36400 Maplegrove Rd.
Willoughby Hills, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Patricia Embrescia
WellSpring Clinical Counseling, LLC
(440) 669-1941
539 E. Washington Street #11
Chagrin Falls, OH
Credentials
Credentials: MSSA, LISW, LICDC
Licensed in Ohio
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. John Spiesman
(440) 296-3129
Diane Eden, MD & Associates35000 Chardon Rd.
Willoughby Hills, OH
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Spirituality, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Youngstown State
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Diane Seaton Bellas
(216) 738-0819
Richmond Heights, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Guy K Hutt
(216) 534-7512
Cleveland Heights, OH
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

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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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OH Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

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