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Gay Parenting Massapequa Park NY

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. Winsome Brown-Cooke
Counseling Associates of Long Island
(516) 797-4851
707 Broadway
Massapequa, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Cynthia Pyle
(516) 319-4263
1400 Wantagh Ave. Suite 201
Wantagh, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Denise Wind
Therapy Solutions, LLC
(516) 897-6778
124 N. Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Leslie Spivak
(631) 661-1922
103 Cooper Str.,Ste. 3
Babylon, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Suzanne Hecht
Suzanne L. Hecht Corporation Inc.
(888) 319-6673
100 Manetto Hill Road Suite 205
Plainview, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transit
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Georgina Webster
Imago Therapy
(516) 785-1902
3386 Lufberry Ave.
Wantagh, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MSW, CAC, NCACII, CGP
Licensed in New York
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. John Careri
(516) 503-7426
2415 Jerusalem Ave/
Bellmore, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Psychosomatic, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Randi Waxman
Randi Waxman, L.C.S.W.-R
(516) 868-8867
124 North Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Com
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Tracey Cardello
Tracey Cardello. LCSW
(516) 996-2145
28 E Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tra
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Michele Kabas
(516) 822-2494
26 Berry Hill Road
Syosset, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Dakota
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, W
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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NY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

New York's Court of Appeals ruled in February 2008 that same-sex couples legally married in other jurisdictions are entitled to recognition of their marriages in New York.