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Gay Parenting Rocky Mount NC

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.

Grant Counseling Service
(252) 985-4485
6306 Pointe Ln
Rocky Mount, NC
Port Human Services
(252) 442-8100
860 Tiffany Blvd Ste 103
Rocky Mount, NC
Center For Counseling & Personal Growth
(252) 972-1000
142 Woodridge Ct
Rocky Mount, NC
Life Advantages Carol Kyles
(252) 443-7500
142 Woodridge Ct
Rocky Mount, NC
Centerpoint Counseling & Consultation
(252) 443-4401
852 Country Club Rd
Rocky Mount, NC
Steven R Stroud
(252) 446-0042
3151 Zebulon Road
Rocky Mount , NC
Coastal Plain Hospital And Counseling Center
(252) 443-9500
2301 Medpark Dr
Rocky Mount, NC
Cambridge Behavioral Services
(252) 443-3644
132 N Englewood Dr
Rocky Mount, NC
Family Counseling Services
(252) 937-5800
2301 Mead Polk Dr
Rocky Mount, NC
Mediation Center Of Eastern Carolina
(252) 985-3792
300 N Grace St Ste 201
Rocky Mount, NC

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.

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NC Legal Definitions of Marriage


"Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina"; N.C. Gen. Stat. ' 51 1.2