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Gay Parenting Haledon NJ

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. Katie Rosenthal
Katie Rosenthal, LCSW
(201) 747-1571
33-11 Broadway Suite 204
Fair Lawn, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Joshua Lerner
Joshua B. Lerner, LCSW, BCD, FIPA
(201) 265-7373
61 N. Maple Ave. Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD, FIPA
Licensed in New Jersey
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
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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Mrs. Susan Donnelly
Ridgewood Psychotherapy Associates
(201) 447-5565
112 Prospect Street
Ridgewood, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Imm
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Michele Seligman
Michele Seligman LCSW
(201) 444-5347
10 Wilsey Square Ste 204
Ridgewood, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Pegie Contillo
(201) 262-3228
222 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 102
Oradell, NJ
Credentials
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Diane Harth
Diane Harth LCSW
(201) 445-3883
1172 E.Ridgewood Avenue Suite 8
Ridgewood, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Renee Fagan
(201) 689-0500
Godwin Ave
Midland Pk, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infe
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sherry Katz
Old Stories New Views, LLC
(201) 445-4770
4 Wilsey Square Suite 2
Ridgewood, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Trans
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Alzheimer's, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Renata Hadis
Renata Hadis, LCSW
(973) 746-8029
600 Upper Mountain Ave.
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Carolyn Spencer
icChoice LLC.
(973) 647-4905
933 Route 23 South Suite 5
Pompton Plains , NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Pers
Populations Served
Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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NJ Legal Definitions of Marriage

None

No explicit provision in state law that would prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages in other jurisdictions. Domestic partner legislation became effective in 2007.