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Gay Parenting Juneau AK

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.

Hood Dixie Ma Counselor
(907) 586-2200
222 Seward St Ste 210
Juneau, AK
 
Community Christian Counseling Center
(907) 789-9055
11024 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK
 
Wells Karen Ma/Lpc Counselor
(907) 586-8912
9851 Nine Mile Creek Rd J
Juneau, AK
 
Clement Gary Lpc
(907) 790-9611
9000 Glacier Hwy Ste 204
Juneau, AK
 
Kevin Wickenburg, Ncmt
(907) 209-4544
114 S Franklin St Ste 103
Juneau, AK
 
Catholic Community Service
(907) 463-6100
419 6th St
Juneau, AK
 
Hurley Teresa Lcsw
(907) 790-1000
9000 Glacier Hwy Ste 304
Juneau, AK
 
Aware
(907) 586-6623
1547 Old Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Integral Practice Llc
(907) 790-4357
3100 Channel Dr Ste 24
Juneau, AK
 
Hayes Virginia
(907) 586-2354
301 3rd St
Juneau, AK
 

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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AK Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute and Amendment

Statute: "A same-sex relationship may not be recognized by the state as being entitled to the benefits of marriage."; Alaska Stat. 25.05.013 (b) Amendment: "To be valid or recognized in this state, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman"; Alaska Constitution, Article 1, Sec. 25