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Gay Parenting Hattiesburg MS

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.

Dawn Hosey
(601) 264-3061
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amy Adelman
(601) 426-9614
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Charissa Jones
(601) 818-4110
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Katie Newman Windham, LPC,NCC
(912) 441-7695
806 West Pine Street
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Insurance
No

Jennifer Barbieri, LCSW
(601) 543-0567
806 West Pine St
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Undergraduate degree in psychology/sociology. Masters in Social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. 5 years in a premier sexual addiction treatment center as the trauma therapist.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The URGES Clinic, LLC

Kristie Roberts
(601) 271-7589
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charlotte M Rahaim
(601) 584-9540
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joy Weston Arnold
(601) 466-6334
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lewis Bullock
(601) 544-4641
HATTIESBURG, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lab Test Depot
(601) 336-6380
4600 Hardy St, Ste 2
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
DNA Paternity Testing Alcohol Testing
Insurance
Not accepted
Membership Organizations
ADP

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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MS Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(2) Any marriage between persons of the same gender is prohibited and null and void from the beginning. Any marriage between persons of the same gender that is valid in another jurisdiction does not constitute a legal or valid marriage in Mississippi"; Mississippi Code Ann. ' 93 1 1