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Gay Parenting Shawnee OK

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.

Paul Combs
(405) 878-7400
Shawnee, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. K. Marlow
K. RENEE MARLOW
(918) 749-6838
2123 S. Atlanta Place Suite 125
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, St
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Gifted, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Steven Terry
STEVEN G. TERRY, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
(918) 392-0336
3223 East 31st Street Suite 204
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr Mark D. Heaney, LPC, Fellow American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Minister of Word and Sac
(405) 820-6992
The Pasteur Medical Building,1111 North Lee, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Parenting
Gender
Male
Education
Bachelor's degree, Elem.Ed. Westminster College, Utah, M.Div. degree, Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, D.Min., Pastoral Counseling, Phillips Theol. Seminary, Tulsa. Training in Mediation and Spiritual Direction (3yrs.), OKC. Fellow in the AAPC.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Inner Peace Pastoral Counseling, PLLC

Jane F Coldwell
(405) 367-9958
Enid1420 W. Owen K. Garriott, Road, Bldg. 1
Enid, OK
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Taylor Burns
Taylor Burns,LCSW
(918) 760-9796
5215 East 71st Street Suite 1300
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Rebecca Stanford
Rebecca Elizabeth Stanford, LCSW
(405) 286-6020
6520 North Western Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, In
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Joann Mee
(918) 630-4398
Tulsa, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Paul Williams
(405) 858-2819
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Michael Swafford, Psy.D., L.P.C., NCC
(405) 844-7793
105 S. Bryant, Suite 302
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Education
1969 Bachelor of Arts- Psychology1987 Master of Science- Counseling Psychology1999 Doctor of Psychology- Clinical at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology2000 Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Dependency OUHSC Dept of Psychiatry
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Michael D. Swafford, Psy.D., P.C.

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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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OK Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage"; 43 Okl.St.Ann. ' 3.1