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Gay Parenting Mocksville NC

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.

Judi Burkhart
(336) 766-0505
Clemmons, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Deborah J Nunn
(336) 714-9141
Yadkinville, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Michael Rivest, M.S., Ph.D., D.S.T
(336) 760-1780
1606 Briar Lake Circle
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Male
Education
Ph.D. in Christian Counseling , DST in Scripture Both earned doctorates are from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary(formerly known as Bethany Bible College and Theological Seminary.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Counseling Solutions at SMI

Mrs. Kirsten Schoonmaker Bryant
(336) 802-1172
Winston Clinical Associates2200 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Career Counseling, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Appalachian State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Frances Gordon
(336) 760-0316
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Kimberly Nelson
(336) 249-0237
Lexington, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Avery Barber Jr
(704) 633-4001
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Hilda Moore
(336) 765-8854
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rebecca Lowry
(336) 794-4008
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ruth Rosenbaum
(336) 577-7472
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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NC Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina"; N.C. Gen. Stat. ' 51 1.2