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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.

Mr. George Glaser
George P. Glaser, LCSW
(512) 371-9418
1600 West 38th St Suite 306
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Texas
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Psychosomatic
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jamie Loveland
Teen and Family Services
(713) 464-3950
11140 Greenbay
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Gilbert Ramos
Private Practice: Psychotherapy & LCSW Supervision
(512) 785-4361
3435 Greystone Drive, Suite 103
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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:
Mr. Phil Ginsburg
Familyservices.us.com
(832) 375-1700
12345 Jones Road Suite 287-9
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT-A, LCDC, LPC Intern
Licensed in Texas
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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. Roberta Ketchum
Westheimer Psychotherapy Center
(713) 780-4644
2425 Fountain View Dr SUITE 275
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sex
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sondra Kaplan
Sondra Kaplan, LCSW
(713) 780-1478
58558 Westheimer, Suite 706
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Aaron Pawelek
Pastoral Counseling and Education Center
(214) 526-4525
4525 Lemmon Avenue Suite 200
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
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 +)

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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