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Gay Parenting Nixa MO

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. David Black
Creative Renewal & Resolutions
(417) 890-4083
1531 E. Bradford Pkwy, Suite 210-4
Springfield, MO
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, MSW, NBCCH, ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Missouri
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Janell McIntyre
(417) 848-5574
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Eddie Melton
(417) 725-4930
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tracy Keaton
(417) 890-5185
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Stephanie Starkey
(909) 938-4648
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Maloney
(417) 724-3804
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kara Davis
(417) 725-8810
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shirley Bass
(417) 839-1779
Ozark, MO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jane Dosch
(417) 882-4485
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Joan Armstrong
(417) 425-6396
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, School
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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MO Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman"; Mo. Stat. 451.022