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Gay Parenting Evergreen CO

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.

Ms. Sharon Dupree
Sharon Scott Dupree
(303) 274-8777
723 South Beech St.
Lakewood, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Jule Lane
Puzzle Over Me, LLC
(303) 204-4221
Serving Highlands Ranch and surrounding areas
Highlands Ranch, CO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Joan Q Palan, L.C.S.W.
(303) 990-2696
26689 Pleasant Park Rd,Building A, Suite 70
Conifer, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Trauma and PTSD
Education
B.A. - Metropolitan State College of DenverM.S.W. - University of DenverCertificate in couples and family counseling --Denver Family Institute
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Conifer Family Therapy, LLC

Dr. David W Donaldson
(720) 316-8879
Affiliated Therapists24000 US HWY. 40
Golden, CO
Specialties
Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: School of Psychology at Fuller Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1969
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Shawn Dinkel
(303) 933-2241
Littleton, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Michelle Rudnicki
Rocky Mountain Psychological Associates
(720) 490-9312
5860 South Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pr
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Anthea Coster
(303) 674-4029
Evergreen, CO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Steve Axtell, Clinical Hypnotherapist
(303) 250-5138
2801 Youngfield St Ste. 300
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
1970 Baylor University, Social Work/Counseling. 1974, U.S. Department of Defense Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation School.1975, Rutgers University School of Alcohol Studies. 1994,NLP Cert. 1997 board certified C.H., ABH & NGH.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Axtell Hypnosis Center

Denver Golden
303-278-0273 303-278-0273 <
17120 W Colfax Ave. Ste 110
Golden, CO
 
Mrs. Jodi Hardesty
(303) 900-5136
Denver and Littleton8420 S. Continental Divide rd. Ste 221
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: University of Colorado at Denver
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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CO Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(1) A marriage is valid in this state if: (b) it is only between one man and one woman"; Co. Stat. Sec. 14 2 104