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Gay Parenting Kannapolis NC

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.

Mrs. Kristin Kirk
Kristin Kirk, LCSW
(704) 237-0421
903 Northeast Drive Suite 101
Davidson, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Dual
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Heather Rush
(704) 262-1345
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Wiley
(704) 655-1063
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Natika McNeil
(704) 920-9055
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donna McKoy
(980) 225-4001
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Randy Wall
(704) 824-4468
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Thomas Smith
(704) 454-7300
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Larry Furr
(704) 756-0317
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

William C Rankin
(704) 721-7042
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kok-Mun Ng
(704) 687-8963
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Chinese

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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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NC Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina"; N.C. Gen. Stat. ' 51 1.2