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Gay Parenting Newnan GA

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.

Dr. Nancy Wesselink
One Source Counseling and Employee Assistance Services
(770) 683-1327
110 Millbrook Village Drive Suite C
Tyrone, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, CEAP
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diag
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Melvina Crawl
(706) 977-3542
Newnan, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Hollie Richardson
(770) 304-9500
Newnan, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert W Wagner
(770) 757-7602
Tyrone, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Janice L Calzolari
(770) 450-5237
Peachtree City300 Prime Point Suite 100
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Divorce
Qualification
School: Richmont Graduate University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Herschel Lee Abbott III, LPC, NCC, M.Ed
(678) 876-0424
14 Brown Street,Suite 5
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
M.Ed. represents my Master's degree in Education specialized in Counseling. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wofford College and my masters degree in counseling from the University of New Orleans.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Fleur de Lis Counseling Center

Kevin Freeman
(770) 486-1140
Newnan, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Dianne Cleveland
(678) 619-5817
Dr. Dianne Cleveland259 Highway 74
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Divorce, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Joyce Divinyi
(770) 631-8264
Peachtree City, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joy Conklin
(770) 969-2820
Tyrone, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, 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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GA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state"; Georgia Code ' 19 3 3.1