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Gay Parenting Eugene OR

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. Paula Levinrad
(541) 343-1937
1193 Pearl street
Eugene, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, 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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James Noel Hickie
(541) 242-8772
Eugene, OR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Roland Hathway
(541) 343-1937
Eugene, OR
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Fletcher
(541) 683-4137
Eugene, OR
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Hasbach
(541) 345-1410
Eugene, OR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Healthy Marriages
(541) 338-4408
291 W. 12th Avenue
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Couples Counseling: dating, cohabiting, engaged, married and blended marriage couples of all ages, and parenting issues.

Jordan Shin
(541) 342-8144
Eugene, OR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Korean

Marc Zola
(541) 543-3262
EUGENE, OR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amy-Rose White
(541) 337-4960
Wellmama Pregnancy & Postpartum Services1034 Lawrence St.Eugene, Or 97404
Eugene, OR
 
Connie Lindgren
(541) 510-9845
Eugene, OR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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OR Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

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