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Gay Parenting Griffin GA

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.

Wilfred Lacey
(770) 617-2348
Griffin, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bob Griffin, Diplomate, CPSP
(404) 444-8248
McDonough First United Methodist Church,151 Macon Street
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Diplomate, the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Doctoral Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Marriage and Family Educator, the American Academy of Bereavement
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Pastoral Counseling and Training Center

Antoinette Gooden
(678) 463-4001
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French, English

Jacqueline L. Slack, LPC, NCC
(404) 226-7553
217 Arrowhead Blvd Ste A-4
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,HIV/AIDS,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
MaeTom Institute Inc.

Ms. Stephanie Cruwys
Southeast Second Chance, Inc.
(912) 265-2055
707 F Street
Brunswick, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Vernon Rossin
(678) 364-1300
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert (bob) L Griffin
(404) 382-5989
Pastoral Counseling & Training CenterMFUMC
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Marriage Relationship, Loss or Grief, Addiction
Qualification
School: Columbia Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ann Marie Cook
(770) 461-9944
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Merrilee Stewart
Merrilee L. Stewart, LCSW
(770) 432-0660
1260 Concord Road, SE Suite 101
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Wo
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Claire Zimmerman
Counseling Associates for Well-Being
(706) 425-8900
523 1/2 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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GA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state"; Georgia Code ' 19 3 3.1