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Gay Parenting Land O Lakes FL

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.

Ms. Delene Iacono
Delene Iacono, LCSW, RPT-S
(813) 857-6438
14502 N.Dale Mabry, Ste.331
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, RPT-S
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Judith Sachs
(813) 205-8153
12108 North 56th Street Suite #F
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Nancy Perdue Griggs
(813) 390-9245
Land O Lakes, FL
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jeffrey DePaul
(813) 997-6942
Lutz, FL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

David Porter
(813) 477-9448
Lutz, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Elaine Kelly
Elaine Kelly's Christian Counseling and Evaluation Services
(813) 961-5473
104 E. Fowler Avenue, Suite 140
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Susan Haynes
The Children's Home Inc
(813) 901-3401
5520 W. Idlewild Avenue
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided By:
Virginia Pignato
(813) 265-3859
Lutz, FL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

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17649 Dale Mabry Hwy N
Lutz, FL
 
Susan Posada
813-215-5558
2901 W. Busch Blvd Ste. 603Tampa, Fl 33618
Tampa, FL
 
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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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FL Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(1) Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, or relationships between persons of the same sex which are treated as marriages in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, are not recognized for any purpose in this state." AND "(3) For purposes of interpreting any state statute or rule, the term 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the term 'spouse' applies only to a member of such a union"; Florida Stat. Ann. ' 741.212

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Support Group for Adults Dealing with High-Conflict Custody
Dates: 10/12/2011 – 10/12/2040
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MEDULLA COMMUNITY CENTER Lakeland
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