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Gay Parenting Port Lavaca TX

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. Jennifer Sowinski
(512) 940-1985
11782 Jollyville RD Suite 103
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Anne Strain
Anne Strain, LCSW
(713) 529-5008
3000 Weslayan, Suite 320
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders,
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Kate Spradlin
Kate Spradlin
(972) 243-1159
18170 Dallas Parkway Ste 502
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,LMFT
Licensed in Texas
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Majo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Pamela Schott
(512) 731-6379
603 West 18th Street
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
29 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, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Rachel Hanss
(512) 762-7224
3625 Manchaca Rd Ste 202
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Sexuality Issues, Psychosomatic, Attachment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Steinbruecker
Southwest Psychotherapy Associates,PA
(713) 952-1742
11200 Westheimer Road Suite 900
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. David Dent
David B. Dent LCSW
(713) 527-8830
3730 Kirby Dr. - Suite 925
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Stacie Crochet
(512) 921-5925
13740 Research Blvd. Bldg. U-4
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Sally James
(281) 536-9223
719 Sawdust Road Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
Credentials
Credentials: L.P.C., N.C.C.
Licensed in Texas
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Betsy Fredrickson
Wheatfield Therapy
(512) 914-0006
Mobile Treatment Therapist
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17)

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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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TX Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(b) A marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union is contrary to the public policy of this state and is void in this state. (c) The state or an agency or political subdivision of the state may not give effect to a: (1) public act, record, or judicial proceeding that creates, recognizes, or validates a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction; or (2) right or claim to any legal protection, benefit, or responsibility asserted as a result of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction." TX Family ' 6.204