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Gay Parenting Fort Collins 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. Wendy Becker
Front Range Counseling & Mediation, PC
(970) 207-1368
3938 JFK Parkway Suite 11D
Fort Collins, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Sleep Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Marty Rein, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CAC III
(941) 928-7076
Ft. Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Office Hours: Weekdays and Evenings

Pamela Sedei Rodden
(970) 482-8553
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cynthia Fravel
(970) 495-4852
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Danielle Sisneros
(303) 902-8790
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Laura Garrett
(970) 420-4526
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Carl Nassar
(970) 388-7274
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Steven Gale, Ph.D.
(970) 219-5362
323 W. Drake Rd,Suite 220
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, 1999.Predoctoral Internship, VA Medical Center, North Chicago, IL.Pre and post doctoral training in Community Mental Health.Predoctoral training, University Counseling Center, CSU.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Steven R. Gale, Ph.D., LLC

Shellie Larson
(970) 481-2563
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sarah Higgins
(970) 223-2054
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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