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Gay Parenting Prairieville LA

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. Kasey O'Neal
Kasey L. O'Neal, MSW, LCSW, Inc
(225) 769-7575
9229 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Debbie McClure
(225) 621-2603
Saint Amant, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Christian Dean
(225) 205-7508
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish,

Jennifer Machen
(225) 769-8335
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. David W. Earle, LPC
(225) 293-3783
10802 Landsbury, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
Masters of Science in Counseling - Texas A&MSubstance Abuse training - University of HoustonHypnosis - St. John's University
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Earle Company

Jackie Potts-Powell
(225) 621-5742
Gonzales, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Todd Atkins, LCSW
(225) 293-2913
11606 Southfork Ave Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology - LSU 1991Master of Social Work (MSW) - LSU 19963 years post-masters doctoral education
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Todd Atkins, LCSW

Karl Lehn
(985) 222-8642
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lucy Rogers
(225) 803-6270
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

J Kimbrough Benson
(225) 921-3112
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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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