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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. David Petersen
David Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC)
(719) 332-6767
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LAC
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Runaways, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Immigration/Newcomer
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Barbara Ray
(719) 210-4658
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Candice Johnson
(719) 391-3415
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Maureen McLaughlin
(719) 329-1900
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Melodie K. Mack , M.A., N.C.C
(719) 434-1088
1826 E.Platte Ave #223
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Female
Education
I received a Bachelors Degree from Regis University in psychology that was awarded in 2006. I received a Masters Degree in Counseling in May of 2009. I am working on furthering my education with sex therapy and Marriage & Family Certificates.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Healing Hearts & Familes Counseling

Dallas Henslee, MA, LPC, NCC
(719) 332-9765
245 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Texas Woman's University); Master of Arts Degree in Counseling (Colorado Christian University); Continuing Education pursued primarily through PESI and Cross Country Education
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Windows of Hope

Bonney Knobel
(719) 659-3057
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Earl H. Friesen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(719) 471-1225
10 Boulder Crescent, Suite 102F
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching
Gender
Male
Education
Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Undergraduate degree is from CA State University at Fullerton, majoring in Psychology. Education is an ongoing process for me, as I am always learning.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
LIFE SKILLS PLUS, INC.

Wanetta Hughes-Bise
(719) 233-4020
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Serendipity Counseling
(719) 659-4677
620 S. Cascade St Ste 101
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes

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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

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"(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