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Gay Parenting Rio Grande City 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.

Mrs. Michelle Aldridge Morris
(940) 391-1201
2436 S. I-35 Suite 376, #143
Denton, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Runaways, Sexual Abuse/R
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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. Connie Wildey
Constance E. Wildey, LCSW
(281) 534-3113
5501 Sycamore Drive
Dickinson, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abus
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
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. William Freeman
William Freeman, LCSW
(281) 239-6700
2116 Thompson Road, Suite 101 true
Richmond, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress, Asperger's Syndrome, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Monique Thompson
Monique Thompson, LPC
(972) 820-9965
6021 Morriss Road Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Texas
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Dawn Lakamsani
Seniority Counseling
(512) 218-9555
3710 Cedar Street Box 19
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Mana
Populations Served
Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kathy Rider
Kathy T. Rider, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA
(512) 452-8948
3724 Jefferson Ste 206
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD, CGP
Licensed in Texas
42 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disord
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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. Susan Cardwell
SJCardwell Counseling & Consulting
(940) 691-1267
2304 Midwestern Pkwy Suite 103A
Wichita Falls, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPC-S
Licensed in Texas
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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