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Gay Parenting Shreveport LA

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. Jacqueline Hirst
Discovery Counseling Services
(318) 424-1322
820 Jordan Street, Suite 510-G
Shreveport, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW/Forensic Therapist
Licensed in Louisiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Anger Management
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. F. Pruett
F.Carole Pruett
(318) 868-5008
920 Pierremont Rd. Ste. 302
Shreveport, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT, DCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women'
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Kim Bailey
(318) 222-0759
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

David McMillian
(318) 227-9002
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

N Joy Ludwig
(480) 748-7858
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. D. Missy Everson
D. Missy Everson, LCSW, DCSW, A Professional Corporation
(318) 798-7664
7330 Fern Avenue, Suite 204
Shreveport, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
28 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
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness
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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Lisa Chilvers
(318) 221-7500
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ann Inabnet
(318) 221-6121
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Laura Davis
(318) 564-1970
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Carlton Baker
(318) 222-6226
Shreveport, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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LA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Persons of the same sex may not contract marriage with each other"; La. C.C. Art. 89. "A purported marriage between persons of the same sex violates a strong public policy of the state of Louisiana and such a marriage contracted in another state shall not be recognized in this state for any purpose, including the assertion of any right or claim as a result of the purported marriage"; La. C.C. Art. 3520