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Gay Parenting Louisburg KS

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. Virginia Nielsen
Nielsen Counseling
(913) 735-7176
14201 S Mur Len Rd Ste 202
Olathe, KS
Credentials
Credentials: M.A. LPC NCC
Licensed in Kansas
1 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Terri Clinton Dichiser
(785) 407-9959
Take Charge, Inc.14700 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Molly R. Pierce
(913) 674-9942
True Self Counseling, LLC4745 West 136th Street
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Diane Margolies
(913) 535-4706
Hearts & Minds in Harmony
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Sunflower Centers Of Kansas
(913) 557-9096
6 W Peoria St
Paola, KS
 
Terri Clinton Dichiser, MA,JD,LCPC,NCC
(913) 239-8255
14700 Metcalf, Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
University of Missouri, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1987University of Missouri, Juris Doctor, 1990University of Missouri, Master of Counseling Psychology, 1998
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Take Charge, Inc.

Julia Smith
(816) 863-6184
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Pamela Finley
(913) 829-6260
Olathe, KS
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Overland Park
913-317-8335 913-317-8335 <
12020 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
 
Lakemary Industries E Wea
(913) 294-4658
E Wea
Paola, KS
 
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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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KS Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract between two parties who are of opposite sex. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void"; Kansas Stat. Ann. ' 23 101