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Gay Parenting Williamsburg VA

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.

Donna G Haygood
(727) 221-2510
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tina Shafer Lcsw
(757) 542-5273
Richmond Road Counseling Center1001A Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Please call!

Amanda Deverich
(757) 903-2406
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Angela Von Hayek PhD, LMFT, LPC
(757) 220-2669
1001 A Richmond Rd Suite 2W,
Williamsburg, VA
Specialties
Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Relationship issues, single parent issues, family conflict.

Susan Meadows
(757) 784-6022
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cynthia Pledger Palmaz
(757) 810-5523
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lorna Tempest
(757) 220-3200
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert Abdo
(757) 220-8800
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Brent Peterson
(757) 220-3200
Williamsburg, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Boyce
(757) 833-8998
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, 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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VA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"A marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited. Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia and any contractual rights created by such marriage shall be void and unenforceable"; Va. Code ' 20 45.2