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Gay Parenting Howard Beach NY

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. Debbie Kaplan
Debbie L. Kaplan, LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, CHT
(718) 793-9592
68-12 Yellowstone Blvd., Suite AA2
Forest Hills, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, CHT
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairme
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Priska Imberti
CRECER
(347) 642-4086
46-10 61st Street
Woodside, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Infant Ment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Pamela Berger
Pamela Berger, LCSW-R, MPH
(718) 490-1573
808 Carroll Street Garden Level
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, MPH
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Angelo Izzi
(718) 633-8291
642 Vanderbilt St.
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.R, B.C.D.
Licensed in New York
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Person
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Marjory Slobetz
Marjory Slobetz
(718) 768-2900
556 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Joan Stenzler
Joan Stenzler, LCSW
(646) 250-5379
184-17 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
Credentials
Credentials: R-LCSW
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Att
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Linda Lockspeiser
Linda Longo-Lockspeiser LCSW
(516) 872-9304
15 Fletcher Ave.
Valley STream, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Str
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Theresa Janetatos
(917) 929-6412
71 Eighth Avenue ground floor
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sandra Baron
Sandra Baron, LCSW
(718) 768-0320
171 Windsor Place
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias,
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Marsha Sideris
(917) 757-3162
2155 66th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicult
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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NY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

New York's Court of Appeals ruled in February 2008 that same-sex couples legally married in other jurisdictions are entitled to recognition of their marriages in New York.