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Gay Parenting Elmhurst NY

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. Priska Imberti
CRECER
(347) 642-4086
46-10 61st Street
Woodside, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Infant Ment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sue Goldman
Sue Goldman LCSW
(212) 794-0333
330 East 70th St 1W
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsess
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sue Matorin
Dept.of Psychiatry/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Payne Whitney Clinic
(212) 746-5772
525 East 68th Street Box 140
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW ACSW
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Andrew Park
Andrew Park Psychotherapy/Addiction Specialist
(212) 988-0266
300 East 75 St. #22-o office 212-988-0266
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,ATOD
Licensed in New York
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Roseanne Vecchione
Roseanne C. Vecchione LCSW, ACSW
(917) 882-5215
19 East 88 Street, Suite 1C
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in New York
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Debbie Kaplan
Debbie L. Kaplan, LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, CHT
(718) 793-9592
68-12 Yellowstone Blvd., Suite AA2
Forest Hills, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, CHT
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairme
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Anne Noran
(212) 535-3564
222 East 75th St.
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lesley Stevens
Lesley B Stevens, LMHC
(917) 885-7688
160-68 21st Avenue
Whitestone, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC
Licensed in New York
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Hanna Fogel
(646) 442-3201
115 E57th St. (@Park Ave.) Suite 1012
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT, LMHC
Licensed in Massachusetts
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpart
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Risa Giordano
(917) 502-0881
141East 55th Street Suite 7C
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Person
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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NY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

New York's Court of Appeals ruled in February 2008 that same-sex couples legally married in other jurisdictions are entitled to recognition of their marriages in New York.