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Gay Parenting Pompano Beach FL

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.

Ms. Barbara Berger
Barbara Berger, LCSW,BCD
(954) 821-7475
1750 N. University Drive, Suite 201
Coral Springs, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Dennis Rockwell
Dennis Rockwell, Inc.
(561) 477-5836
Fontana Plaza, 9045 LaFontana Blvd Suite 222
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: Rev, PhD, LCSW, PA
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Rel
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Catherine Waltz
Catherine L Waltz, PhD, LCSW
(954) 801-4101
1126 S Federal Hwy #215
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Ilene Vinikoor
(954) 522-7335
420 S. E. 12th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Credentials
Credentials: DCSW
Licensed in Florida
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Marla Gale
Marla Gale, PA
(561) 716-0888
7168 Cataluna Circle
Delray Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Florida
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Steven Reisler
Steven Reisler, Psy.D., PA
(561) 239-4062
7301 W. Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 205A
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Florida
4+ Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Tracey Rubenstein
Families By Design
(561) 994-7222
7900 Glades Road Suite 350
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Mark Alper
Mark Alper, LCSW
(561) 241-4311
2900 North Military Trail Suite 165
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
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:
Ms. Linda Gaines
Center for Dynamic Well-Being, Inc.
(561) 826-1901
7700 Congress Ave. Suite 1131
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lorraine Blum
Lorraine Blum LCSW
(561) 866-9041
6352 Overland Drive
Delray Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,MSC, NBCCH, RM, TFT
Licensed in Florida
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Conc
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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FL Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(1) Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, or relationships between persons of the same sex which are treated as marriages in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, are not recognized for any purpose in this state." AND "(3) For purposes of interpreting any state statute or rule, the term 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the term 'spouse' applies only to a member of such a union"; Florida Stat. Ann. ' 741.212