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Gay Parenting Prospect Heights IL

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. Tracy Tucker
(800) 595-0387
1655 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 202 E
Arlington Heights, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Caroline Reitenbach
Caroline A. Reitenbach, LCSW
(847) 545-0400
2025 S. Arlington Heights Road Suite 112
Arlington Heights, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Pam Meyerson
Pam Meyerson & Associates P.C.
(847) 579-0136
900 Skokie Blvd. #100
Northbrook, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Obsessive/Co
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Becky Berger
(312) 961-9195
1500 Shermer Suite 338 west
Northbrook, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Stress
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Karen Fergadis
Affiliated Clinicians, SC
(847) 438-2014
1217 McHenry Rd. Ste. 238
Buffalo Grove, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Illinois
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Manageme
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Margaret Powers
M.S. Powers
(847) 398-1969
120 W Eastman Street, Suite 106
Arlington Heights, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MA
Licensed in Illinois
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Maryann Shepard
(847) 259-8685
637 E. Golf Road Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Illinois
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Gary Schochet
Perspectives LTD
(866) 296-5262
20 N. Clark #2650
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Toni Pliskin
(847) 429-5929
3375 North Arlington Heights Road Suite J
Arlington Heights, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Bi
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 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Phillip Elbaum
Private Practice
(847) 948-8696
35 Greenbriar
Deerfield, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CADC
Licensed in Illinois
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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IL Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(a) The following marriages are prohibited: ...(5) a marriage between 2 individuals of the same sex"; IL. Stat. Ch. 750 ' 5/212