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Gay Parenting Hilo HI

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.

Zalenski Michelle L Psy D
(808) 854-4824
101 Aupuni St Suite #309
Hilo, HI
(808) 964-3000
260 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI
Barfield Gay Leah
(808) 937-9461
101 Aupuni St Ste 250 1
Hilo, HI
Allene Kaplan, MA, LMFT
(808) 756-9288
122 Haili Street
Hilo, HI
Dr. Leon Pereira
Leon C Pereira PhD
(808) 255-3618
45-955 Kamehameha Hwy Suite 401
Kaneohe, HI
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Hawaii
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Brittain Matthew MA DCSW LCSW
(808) 934-7566
56 Waianuenue Ave Suite 207
Hilo, HI
Hawaii Family Health Inc
(808) 933-2399
50 Ululani St
Hilo, HI
Kamehameha Schools
(808) 935-5580
101 Aupuni St Ste 102
Hilo, HI
Effective Change LLC
(808) 934-7566
56 Waianuenue Ave Ste 207
Hilo, HI
Mr. Ken Fields
Open Mind Counseling
(808) 250-9925
70 N. Central Ave #5
Wailuku, HI
Credentials: MA, NCC, LMHC
Licensed in Hawaii
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, College Students
Membership Organizations
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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HI Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute and Amendment

Statute: "Marriages between a man and a woman legal in the country where contracted shall be held legal in the courts of this State"; Haw. Rev Stat. ' 572 3 Amendment: "The legislature shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite sex couples"; Hi. Const. Art 1, ' 23