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Gay Parenting Pasco 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.

Anne Maughan
(509) 547-2204
Pasco, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Patrick Brunk
(509) 735-3132
Kennewick, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Linda Kuick
(509) 430-7233
Richland, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alvarado Amy
(509) 734-5464
124 Vista Way Ste A
Kennewick, WA

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Ms. Cosette Rae
Heavensfield Behavioral Health
(425) 417-0406
PO Box 490
Fall City, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LSWAIC
Licensed in Washington
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiri
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Bernadette Jamie Rundhaug
(509) 735-2732
Kennewick, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German, English

Michaele Tahvili
(509) 946-7525
Richland, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Curtis
(509) 943-7016
Richland, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Ms. Nancy Skanchy
Skanchy Family Counseling
(360) 980-2570
108 SE 124th Avenue
Vancouver, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Washington
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Leslie Ora
Leslie T. Ora LICSW
(206) 782-6216
1818 Westlake Ave, N, Suite 312
Seattle, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Washington
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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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