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Gay Parenting Texarkana AR

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.

Gore, Barbara - Counseling Services
(903) 791-1051
5221 N Park Rd
Texarkana, TX

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Zach Newcomb, LCSW
(479) 856-2602
4257 Gabel Drive
Fayetteville, AR
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,Parenting,Relationship Issues
BSW from the University of ArkansasMSW from the University of New England
Membership Organizations
Point Momentum PLLC

Stephen A Attebery
(870) 862-0337
El Dorado, AR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor

Chantal Karns, LCSW
(479) 790-2324
65 E Sunbridge Drive
Fayetteville, AR
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD,Parenting
Membership Organizations
Chantal Karns, LCSW Therapy Services

Melissa Philpot
(501) 686-9141
Little Rock, AR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Connie Grubesich
Connie R. Grubesich
(479) 236-5020
4241 Gabel Dr.
Fayetteville, AR
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in Arkansas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Ange
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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R Blair Olson
(870) 230-5395
Arkadelphia, AR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
National Certified Counselor

A Zaidy MohdZain
(870) 235-5161
Magnolia, AR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies

Mr. Lawrence Thompson
(479) 202-4193
Wellspring Healthcare Associates, P.A.324 N 2nd Street
Rogers, AR
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
School: Oklahoma University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dennis Maley
Mtn Home, AR
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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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AR Legal Definitions of Marriage


Marriage shall be only between a man and a woman. A marriage between persons of the same sex is void"; Ark. Stat. ' 9 11 109