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Gay Parenting Olympia WA

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.

Mr. Scott Cubberly
Scott W. Cubberly, LCSW
(360) 791-6486
1822 Black Lake Blvd SW Suite 102
Olympia, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Washington
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Kate Knapp
(360) 329-2940
Counseling by KateThe Security Building
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kate Knapp Lengyel
(360) 329-2940
Counseling by Kate1607 Cooper Point Rd. NW Suite B
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

James Faust
(360) 754-4712
Lacey, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jolene Stokesberry
(360) 339-8794
P.O. Box 262
East Olympia, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Spirituality, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: LIOS Graduate College of Leadership Studies
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Thomas Wilbert Schumacher
(360) 725-2226
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Judith Freed Provasoli
(360) 413-1709
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Randy Marston
(360) 352-9443
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Heather J. Johnson, M.A., L.M.F.T
(360) 820-2934
677 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The Marson Center

Carol L Middleton
(360) 402-1746
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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WA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage is a civil contract between a male and a female... A; Wa. Stat. 26.04.010 A(1) Marriages in the following cases are prohibited: (c) When the parties are persons other than a male and a female"; Wa. Stat. 26.04.020