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Gay Parenting Newport News VA

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.

Chelsea Washington
(757) 723-1771
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Pamela J Conte
(757) 873-2273
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Carolyn Tighe
(757) 874-1676
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Doucette, Jeanne F. LCSW
(757) 877-7700
12695 McManus Boulevard
Newport News, VA
 
Sara Throckmorton
(757) 826-4600
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Frederick A. Levy, LCSW, BCD
(757) 873-1240
732 Thimble Shoals Blvd.,Suite 702
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence
Gender
Male
Education
I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1972. Six years later, in 1978, I finished my course work at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in W. Hartford, CT., achieving my MSW in 1979.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Frederick A. Levy LCSW, Ltd.

Janet M McElroy
(757) 818-4545
Janet McElroy Family Therapy718 J Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Couples' Counseling, Women's Issu, Divorce
Qualification
School: The College of William and Mary
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Kathryn H. Rhody
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr Sadie Sheafe, Ph.D, LCSW, ABS Dip
+1 (888) 657 2343
DQS-C, Riverdale Executive Office Park,2021 Cunningham Drive, Suite 101
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, 2007Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, D. C.Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VirginiaAlbany State University, Albany GeorgiaCombined Army Training Center, Europe & 7th Army
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
DQS Healthcare Group

Robert Gates
(505) 352-2960
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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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VA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"A marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited. Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia and any contractual rights created by such marriage shall be void and unenforceable"; Va. Code ' 20 45.2