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Gay Parenting Miami 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.

Mr. Tyrone Lewis
The Institute for Family Therapy
(305) 558-7400
6175 NW 153rd St Miami Lakes Fl 33014 10689 N. Kendall Drive Miami Florida
Miami Lakes, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LMHC, MAC, SAP
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psy
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Linda Offner
South Florida Counseling Services
(954) 962-5511
450 N Park Road, Ste 504
Hollywood, FL
Credentials
Credentials: JD, ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Rel
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Natasha Nalls
Miami Psychology & Human Service Collaborative, Inc.
(305) 741-5628
7100 Biscayne Blvd., #214 214
Miami, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CAP, ACSW
Licensed in Florida
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interperson
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Ob
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. Susan Hayden
Susan Hayden
(305) 461-9726
7800m Red Road, Suite 231
South Miamii, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Catherine Waltz
Catherine L Waltz, PhD, LCSW
(954) 801-4101
1126 S Federal Hwy #215
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Monica Arroyo
West Broward Counseling Center
(954) 358-5788
12505 Orange Drive Suite 907
Davie, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CAP, SAP
Licensed in Florida
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Marilyn Cahn
Marilyn S. Cahn, LCSW
(954) 961-1500
3700 Washington Street Suite 304
Hollywood, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jennifer DeSarro
Jennifer S. DeSarro, RN, LCSW
(305) 466-5599
2999 NE 191 Street Suite 703
Aventura, FL
Credentials
Credentials: RN, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Susan Becker
Susan K. Becker, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
(305) 667-7890
1514 San Ignacio Avenue Suite 100
Coral Gables, FL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Ilene Vinikoor
(954) 522-7335
420 S. E. 12th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Credentials
Credentials: DCSW
Licensed in Florida
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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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