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Gay Parenting Jonesboro AR

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.

Robert Heath Meeks, LCSW, NBCCH
(870) 219-6312
Terra Hills,484 County Road 7593
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,OCD,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Lyon College)Bachelor of Arts in Religion/Philosophy (Lyon College)Bachelor of Arts in Speech (Lyon College)Bachelor of Science in Social Work (Lyon College)Master of Social Work (University of Arkansas)
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Civil Psychlogical Services

Arkansas Parent Training Center
(870) 336-2784
1702 Stone St
Jonesboro, AR
 
Gibbard Suzanne
(870) 935-6621
522 W Washington Ave
Jonesboro, AR
 
Barttelt John Attorney At Law
(870) 933-9400
403 S Main St
Jonesboro, AR
 
Hester Samuel
(870) 932-1707
260 Southwest Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
Tonja Lynn McDaniel
(870) 219-0908
Jonesboro, AR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Civil Psychological Services
(870) 219-6312
Terra Hills
Jonesboro, AR
 
Child & Youth Development Center
(870) 935-9911
800 S Church St Ste 201
Jonesboro, AR
 
Grissom & Simons Professional Therapy
(870) 268-0580
509 Southwest Dr Ste A
Jonesboro, AR
 
Gilchrist Daniel W
(870) 934-8127
522 W Washington Ave
Jonesboro, AR
 

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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AR Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

Marriage shall be only between a man and a woman. A marriage between persons of the same sex is void"; Ark. Stat. ' 9 11 109