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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.

Mrs. Kelli Churchill
Kelli C. Churchill, LLC
(985) 630-8350
Fairway Office Park, 5001 Highway 190, Suite B-1
Mandeville, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Concerns,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), 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)

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Mona Pellichino
(985) 542-7662
Hammond, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Hubert Calvin
(985) 507-0892
Covington, LA
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Misty M. Wainwright
(985) 898-1940
110 Lakeview Lanesuite 100Covington, La 70433
Covington, LA
 
Misty Wainwright
(985) 898-1940
Covington, LA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Holmes Harrison
Holmes K. Harrison
(985) 847-0798
321 N Vermont
Covington, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Northshore Counseling and Wellness
(985) 624-2942
633 Asbury Drive,Suite A
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes

Catherine Austin
(985) 259-8230
600 North Hwy. 190
Covington, LA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Catherine L. Austin, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT
(985) 635-1206
Catherine L. Austin, Ph.D., LLC,600 North Hwy. 190, Suite 207
Covington, LA
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Education
Ph.D., Counselor Education (University of New Orleans)Registered Play TherapistQualified MediatorQualified Parenting Coordinator
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Catherine L. Austin, Ph.D., LLC

Ms. Maureen Dombourian
Maureen Dombourian, LCSW, ACSW
(504) 443-9779
1581 Carol Sue Ave. Suite 212
Gretna, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Louisiana
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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LA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Persons of the same sex may not contract marriage with each other"; La. C.C. Art. 89. "A purported marriage between persons of the same sex violates a strong public policy of the state of Louisiana and such a marriage contracted in another state shall not be recognized in this state for any purpose, including the assertion of any right or claim as a result of the purported marriage"; La. C.C. Art. 3520