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Gay Parenting Newport KY

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. Susan Shorr
(513) 891-7878
9403 Kenwood Rd. Suite #C105
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LISW
Licensed in Ohio
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Deborah Smith-Blackmer
Psychotherapy Associates of Blue Ash
(513) 793-6600
9900 Carver Rd. Suite 101
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, G
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Kendra Martin
(859) 781-5596
Ft. Thomas, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gerald Wellbrock
(859) 620-4219
Edgewood, KY
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Geoffrey Yager
(513) 556-3347
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Michael Myers
(513) 426-3290
10700 Montgomery Rd. Suite 221
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, ACSW, LISW Clinical
Licensed in South Carolina
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Developm
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Patrick Swanson
(513) 891-6040
9200 Montgomery Road Suite C11A
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Licensed in Ohio
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Physical Illness/I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
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:
Kathleen Blackburn
(513) 621-3600
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Amita Ghosh, LPCC, LPA
(859) 391-1255
2670 Chancellor Drive, Suite 140, Crestview Hills
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
Master of Education in Counseling PsychologyMaster of Science in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyLicensed under the KY Psychology Board and the KY Counseling Board
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Resolve Counseling and Consulting, LLC

Timothy Barber
(513) 244-8615
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
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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KY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(1) Marriage is prohibited and void: ...(d) Between members of the same sex"; Ky. Stat. ' 402.020