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Gay Parenting Riverhead NY

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. Gail Smith
Conscious Contact PLLC
(631) 776-8336
132 Main Street Suite 10
Westhampton Beach, NY
Credentials
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, College Students, Diabetes
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Terri Crowley
Terri Blohm Crowley
(631) 924-2321
1808 Middle Country Rd.
Ridge, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Maureen Shea
Maureen T. Shea, LMSW, Psychologist, PC
(632) 929-0691
586 Route 25A PO Box 5221
Rocky Point, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships
Populations Served
Twins, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
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. Steve Hauptman
Steve Hauptman, LCSW
(631) 821-1861
Portview Building, Suite 6 28 North Country Road
Mount Sinai, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Victoria Mulvey
(631) 728-5723
East Quoque, NY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Kiley Sabatino
East End Child Counseling
(631) 533-2475
39 Pulaski Street
Southampton, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in New York
2 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Heiko Ganzer
Phoenix Psychotherapy/MAA
(631) 744-3108
4 Neptune Road
Rocky Point, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, CASAC
Licensed in New York
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal R
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
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. Diana Barnett
Diana Barnett, LICSW/ACSW
(631) 289-7822
1 South Ocean Avenue, Suite 210
Patchogue, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW/ACSW
Licensed in New York
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relation
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
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:
Stuart Katz
(631) 580-5319
Ronkonkoma, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Marie Nesci
(305) 891-7051
South Hampton, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Italian

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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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NY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

New York's Court of Appeals ruled in February 2008 that same-sex couples legally married in other jurisdictions are entitled to recognition of their marriages in New York.