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Gay Parenting Meridian MS

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.

Anita Lee
(601) 737-2279
Meridian, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Phylandria Hudson
Independent
(601) 832-5825
1618 Pear Orchard Place
Jackson, MS
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Mississippi
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Anger Management
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Linda Blackwell
(601) 981-8006
Jackson, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Barbieri, LCSW
(601) 543-0567
806 West Pine St
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Undergraduate degree in psychology/sociology. Masters in Social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. 5 years in a premier sexual addiction treatment center as the trauma therapist.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The URGES Clinic, LLC

Anita Lee
(601) 737-2279
Meridian, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Sacky Holdiness
(601) 482-2246
Meridian, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Margaret McKnight
(901) 299-3877
Ashland, MS
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Heggie
(601) 371-6851
Flowood, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jane Carolyn Cook
(228) 875-9303
Ocean Springs, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Lacy Deese
(601) 670-6444
Ridgeland, MS
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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MS Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(2) Any marriage between persons of the same gender is prohibited and null and void from the beginning. Any marriage between persons of the same gender that is valid in another jurisdiction does not constitute a legal or valid marriage in Mississippi"; Mississippi Code Ann. ' 93 1 1