Does anyone know a single father?

Sep 9, 2005 at 9:32 PM
OK. My best friend Rick is the ONLY single father I know of. We're not talking about sharing with the mom separately, we're talking about handling the full burden of raising kids because the MOM is a deadbeat. We're not talking about widowers, either, because that's a whole 'nother thing. We're talking about Mom's so screwed up that she's not mom, and you're the father taking care of the kid all by yourself.

I've seen the reverse time and again. I have NEVER seen anyone else in Rick's shoes. If there are stories out there of other single Dads, I want to know.

It could be a societal thing - Maybe there is a serious problem with the way that the state runs child welfare, because when a Dad's messed up, the mom gets the kid. BUT when the Mom's messed up, does the state stick that kid into foster care normally?

I want to know your feelings on this.