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Gay Parenting Hampton VA

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.

Dr. Eva Sloan
Center for Personal Growth & Change, PLLC
(757) 227-3072
6350 Center Drive, Ste. 110, Bldg 5
Norfolk, VA
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, RN, DD
Licensed in Virginia
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Sara Throckmorton
(757) 826-4600
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert Gates
(505) 352-2960
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr Sadie Sheafe, Ph.D, LCSW, ABS Dip
+1 (888) 657 2343
DQS-C, Riverdale Executive Office Park,2021 Cunningham Drive, Suite 101
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, 2007Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, D. C.Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VirginiaAlbany State University, Albany GeorgiaCombined Army Training Center, Europe & 7th Army
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
DQS Healthcare Group

Janice Lebron
(757) 508-5917
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. John Paradiso
Tidewater Psychotherapy Services
(757) 497-3670
256 North Witchduck Rd. Suite G
Virginia Beach, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Sadie F Sheafe
(757) 346-9998
All of Hampton Roads & Williamsburg, Smithfield,2021 Cunningham Drive, Suit
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, Depression, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: American Academy of Clinical Sexology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $230
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Carol Taylor
(757) 826-4600
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christine Rogers-Rader
(757) 825-4466
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Dr. Sadie Sheafe
(757) 346-9998
All of Hampton Roads & WilliamsburgPO BOX 3387
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, Addiction, Sex Therapy, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: American Academy of Clinical Sexology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $230
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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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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VA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"A marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited. Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia and any contractual rights created by such marriage shall be void and unenforceable"; Va. Code ' 20 45.2