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Gay Parenting Kailua Kona 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.

Ashley Darlene
(808) 329-5800
75-5744 Alii Dr Ste 237
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Shelley Shane, MA, MFT
(808) 895-0090
P O Box 494
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kathy Sweetser, MFT
(808) 987-8285
P.O,.Box 1417
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
couples, women in transition
Gender
F
Education
CA Institute of Integral Studies MA
Insurance
I take most insurance
Membership Organizations
AAMFT

Personal Parenting
(808) 327-2123
74-5620 Palani Rd # 101
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Akamai Psychological Services
(808) 329-7268
75-5751 Kuakini Hwy Ste 201i
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Brasington Glenn PhD
(808) 334-0420
75-5744 Alii Dr Suite 239
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Summer Eggleston, MFT, CSAC
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani St.
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Eggleston Summer MFT CSAC
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani St Ste 200
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Hendrix Carol PhD
(808) 331-1150
75-5744 Alii Dr Suite 247
Kailua Kona, HI
 
YWCA Hawaii Island
(808) 334-1624
75-5759 Kuakini Hwy Ste 103b
Kailua Kona, HI
 

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