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Gay Parenting Hannibal MO

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.

Ashley Wilson
(573) 406-5723
Hannibal, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Shaw
(217) 316-9181
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD Counseling

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD
Gender
Male
Education
Masters in Human Developmental Counseling
Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance, Health Net Federal Services, Tricare, Value Options
Membership Organizations
American Counseling Association

Ms. Beth Parker
BodyMind Connections
(573) 442-5475
409 Vandiver Dr., Building 6, Suite 104
Columbia, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Pamela Arnold
(217) 257-3183
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

David Edwards
(217) 223-0413
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Couples, Marriage
Gender
Male
Education
Master in Human Developmental Counseling from University of IL
Insurance
BCBS, Health Alliance, Tricare, Value Options
Membership Organizations
American Counseling Association

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
 
Mr. Norfleet Rand
Solutions Counseling Associates, LLC
(636) 449-6000
16020 Swingley Ridge Road Suite 130
Chesterfield, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Disorders, Spiritual/Relig
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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MO Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman"; Mo. Stat. 451.022