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Gay Parenting Gig Harbor WA

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.

Ann Silvers, MA,LMHC
(206) 660-9840
1013 140th St Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of WashingtonMA in Counseling, Anticoch Universityadditional training: Mediation, Divorce Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Communication Skills Workshop facilitation
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Silverstream Unlimited, PLLC

Kimberly D Green
(253) 470-4773
3019 JUDSON STREET
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Oregon
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Linda Sims
(253) 404-0501
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert Parham Jr
(253) 691-5472
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

James Tille
(253) 376-4921
Lakewood, WA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Intermediate Korean

Pamela Elderkin
(253) 884-3385
Gig Harbor, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Teresa Eltrich
University Place, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gregory Scea
(253) 597-8022
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Marilyn Boyle
(253) 572-7926
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ronald L Field
(360) 275-8559
Belfair, WA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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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WA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage is a civil contract between a male and a female... A; Wa. Stat. 26.04.010 A(1) Marriages in the following cases are prohibited: (c) When the parties are persons other than a male and a female"; Wa. Stat. 26.04.020