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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. Susan Calaway
Susan Calaway & Associates Counseling Services
(330) 798-1220
2161 Eastwood Ave.
Akron, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
27 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, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Inte
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Mary Malek
Renew Psychological Services
(330) 655-2674
72 Village Way Suite 1A
Hudson, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Ohio
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Cynthia Rudick
Cynthia D. Rudick, Ph.D.
(330) 492-2006
3722 Whipple Avenue N.W.
Canton, OH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LPCC
Licensed in Ohio
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsess
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, 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 +)

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Robert Martin White
(330) 733-7993
Akron, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Linda Sims
(330) 375-3462
Akron, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Christine Elliott
Renew Psychological Services
(330) 655-2674
72 Village Way, Suite 1A
Hudson, OH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Ohio
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Holistic Psychological Practice
(440) 821-0279
10298 Andover Drive
Twinsburg, OH
Services
Wellness Training, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Psychotherapy, Pain Management, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Family Therapy, Energy Medicine, EFT, EMDR, Dreamwork Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Diana Bala
(330) 630-9223
Tallmadge, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Collin Myers
(330) 940-2522
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sarah (Sally) Bingham, LISW
(330) 644-3469, (330) 603-5782
3469 Fortuna Drive
Akron, OH
Specialties
Individual, child & marital. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, school problems, infidelity.

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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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OH Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

Both state law and the state's constitution appear to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages.