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Gay Parenting Williamsport PA

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.

Ms. Mary Lotspeich
Mary Lotspeich, Clinical Social Work
(570) 523-0601
210 N. Second St.
Lewisburg, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Com
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Cheryl Hoover
Cheryl A. Hoover
(570) 524-0881
11 Reitz Blvd. Suite 101
Lewisburg, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Genelle Sweetser
Genelle Sweetser, LCSW
(570) 524-0909
115 Farley Circle, Suite 105
Lewisburg, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Pat Piper
(570) 995-1984
Pat Piper, PhD424 1/2 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA
Specialties
Divorce, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Duke University
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Babette Jenny
Babette Jenny,PsyD
(610) 999-3303
650 Brandywine Creek Rd
Coatesville, PA
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Richard Whitmire
USP Lewisburg/US Public Health Service
(570) 523-1251
PO Box 1000
Lewisburg, PA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Angela Trop
Angela M Trop
(570) 524-0909
115 Farley Circle, Ste. 105
Lewisburg, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Lawrence Emery Jr
Williamsport, PA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Wendy McCorkle
Wendy E. McCorkle, LCSW
(412) 963-7963
1382 Old Freeport Road, STE 2AF
Fox Chapel, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Lucy Raizman
Council for Relationships
(215) 345-8454
921-A North Bethlehem Pike Suite 205B 16 N. Franklin St. Suite 101
Springhouse, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, S
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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PA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"It is hereby declared to be the strong and longstanding public policy of this Commonwealth that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. A marriage between persons of the same sex which was entered into in another state or foreign jurisdiction, even if valid where entered into, shall be void in this Commonwealth"; Pa. Stat. 23 Pa. C.S.A. ' 1704