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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.

David Sturgess Jr
(770) 852-6233
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alvin Sutherland Jr
(770) 853-6372
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Mohammad Momtahan
(770) 443-1644
Dallas, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Mark F Wagemaker, LPC GA #50423
(404) 580-6684
402B Adamson Square Suite 11
Carrollton, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
I have an MBA with an emphasis in organizational BehaviorI also have an MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Transitions

Elizabeth Prince
(770) 834-5062
Carrollton, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Naomi Fields
(770) 949-0074
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Forrister-Ross
(770) 949-1595
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Charles Allen, MA, LPC, NCC
(678) 654-7389
402 Adamson Square
Carrollton, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
MA in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University (formerly the Georgia School of Professional Psychology).
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Accord Counseling

Charles Allen
(678) 654-7389
Carrollton, GA
Practice Areas
Corrections/Offenders, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alfred Richards
(770) 834-4415
Carrollton, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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GA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state"; Georgia Code ' 19 3 3.1