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Gay Parenting Kapaa 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.

Child & Family Service Kuanalu Program
(808) 821-2520
4-1112 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
 
Levy Joan Msw Lsw
(808) 822-5488
4623 Kanaele Rd
Kapaa, HI
 
Levy Joan
(808) 822-5488
PO Box 160
Kapaa, HI
 
Keiki Ohana Therapeutic Family & Individual Services
(808) 823-0276
3582 Moloaa Rd
Kapaa, HI
 
Bailey Fahy
(808) 822-2447
4-1435 Kuhio Hwy Ste 204
Kapaa, HI
 
Bodymind & Breath Center
(808) 822-5488
PO Box 160
Kapaa, HI
 
Manka Carolynne
(808) 821-9454
4-1579 Kuhio Hwy Ste 203
Kapaa, HI
 
Waipouli Massage
(808) 821-0878
4-901 Kuhio Hwy Ste A
Kapaa, HI
 
Blaich Gary L
(808) 821-0088
4-1435 Kuhio Hwy Ste 201
Kapaa, HI
 
Arakaki Louise Packer
(808) 821-0878
4-901 Kuhio Hwy Ste A
Kapaa, 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