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Gay Parenting Westminster MD

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.

Dr. Wendy Berlinrood
Wendy M. Berlinrood, PhD., LCSW-C
(410) 526-6331
3 Blue Spruce Court
Reisterstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Daniel Nothmann
Nothmann & Associates, PA
(443) 394-0768
66 Painters Mill Road Ste. 204
Owings Mills, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Maryland
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Alexandra Goerl Rickeman
(443) 692-7518
229 East Main Street, Suite J
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Pamela Laveist Bell
(410) 977-2571
Reisterstown, MD
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lori W Hollander
(410) 449-4153
Hollander Coaching & Counseling9199 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
MARRIAGE & COUPLES COACHING, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Nancy Craven
IN TREATMENT, LLC
(410) 504-3024
406 Main Street PO Box 596
Reisterstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, BCD
Licensed in Maryland
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Linda Crites
Linda S. Crites, Ph.D.
(443) 253-1660
2838 Hadel Dr
Marriottsville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Joelle Shirk
(717) 632-4900
Hanover, PA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Unangst
Sykesville, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Relationships Work - 360° support for extraordinary partnerships
1-888-360-Relate
9199 Reisterstown Road,Suite 204B
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Insurance
Yes

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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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MD Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

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