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Gay Parenting Van Buren 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.

Craig Cox
(501) 783-5353
Fort Smith, AR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Law Office Of J F Atkinson Jr
(479) 782-6400
423 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Back To Basics
(479) 719-7051
1122 S Waldron Rd Ste C
Fort Smith, AR
 
Arkansas Counseling Associates
(479) 784-9801
100 Towson Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Guidance Center
(479) 452-6650
3111 S 70th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
T Polinskey
(479) 783-7931
Fort Smith, AR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Answers For Youth & Families
(479) 452-7792
5111 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Caplinger Law Firm
(479) 784-9969
115 N 10th St Ste A108
Fort Smith, AR
 
Destiny House
(479) 242-2480
800 N 19th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Behavioral Science Clinic
(479) 478-0211
211 N Greenwood Ave Ste B
Fort Smith, AR
 

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

Statute

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