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Gay Parenting New Braunfels TX

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.

LouAnn Wallis, M.Ed., LPCS
(830) 822-5054
468 S. Seguin Ave.,Ste. 201
New Braunfels, TX
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
M.Ed. from Texas State University 1997Licensed in 1999I have worked in partial hospital settings and also with the mobile assessment team for those in crisis situations. Since 2000, I have been self-employed in private practice.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Lifecords

Gregg Tanoff
New Braunfels, TX
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mia Maureen Johnson
(210) 875-2300
Schertz, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Joan Matthews
(512) 782-0164 x1003
Cedar Creek Associatesw631 Mill Street
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Anthony Pearson
(512) 393-6815
San Marcos, TX
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Walden
(830) 433-5285
New Braunfels, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Texas State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Sheri Collinsworth
(210) 849-7199
Universal City, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shawne Ortiz
(210) 685-1529
Seguin, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Petra Mann
(832) 510-9182
700 Rogers St
San Marcos, TX
Qualification
School: Our Lady of the Lake University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Trinidad Rodriguez
(512) 396-7170
San Marcos, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

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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TX Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(b) A marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union is contrary to the public policy of this state and is void in this state. (c) The state or an agency or political subdivision of the state may not give effect to a: (1) public act, record, or judicial proceeding that creates, recognizes, or validates a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction; or (2) right or claim to any legal protection, benefit, or responsibility asserted as a result of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction." TX Family ' 6.204