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Gay Parenting Greer SC

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.

Jim Spearman
(864) 613-5599
Clinical Assessment Services
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Robert Kimberly
(864) 439-0259
Duncan, SC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

James Harbin
(864) 676-9211
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Karren Peterson
(864) 558-5111
211 Century Dr.
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Divorce, Depression, Life Coaching, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Pamela Childers
(864) 979-6311
Simpsonville, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Lindsey Frye
(864) 513-1286
45 Greenland Drive
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Heather Cirelli
(864) 901-8892
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Susan Hendley
(864) 280-7147
Sterlingworth Center of the Upstate1200 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: The Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Candace Dorsey
(864) 271-4291
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ronald Reames
(864) 963-4028
Simpsonville, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
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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SC Legal Definitions of Marriage

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"A marriage between persons of the same sex is void ab initio and against the public policy of this State"; S.C. Stat. ' 20 1 15