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Gay Parenting Harrodsburg KY

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. Dona Airey
Anodon, Inc Dona J. Airey
(502) 420-9911
Transforming Within 408 Virginia Ave.
Louisville, KY
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,
Licensed in Kentucky
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagno
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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John Rigney
(502) 384-8121
Columbia, KY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Vern Rickert
(502) 233-2275
Vern Rickert Counseling9319 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY
Bipolar Disorder
School: University of Louisville
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Deborah Karsnitz
(502) 541-1818
1824 Rutherford Avenuelouisville, Ky 40205
Louisville, KY
Donald Lester II
(270) 689-3884
Owensboro, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Supervision
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Dodie Murphy
(859) 200-7277
109C 76 Boulevard
Berea, KY
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Kentucky
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Mana
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Rick Ennis, LCSW, LMFT, MSSW
(502) 429-0876
7410 hwy 146,New LaGrange Rd, Suite 300
Louisville, KY
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Dual certification in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy. Certified in EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis. Approved Supervisor for AAMFT and Ky Board of Social Work.
Membership Organizations
All About Families, PLLC

Linda Domerese
(270) 782-5014
Bowling Green, KY
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies

Fox Julie Joseph MA
(606) 679-6324
219 East Mount Vernon Street
Somerset, KY
Elizabeth Gorman
(502) 429-0420
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

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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.

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KY Legal Definitions of Marriage


"(1) Marriage is prohibited and void: ...(d) Between members of the same sex"; Ky. Stat. ' 402.020