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Parenting Programs Exclude Fathers

March 30, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

It’s not just family courts that marginalize fathers in the lives of their children. This article shows that parenting programs do too (Deseret News, 3/29/15). Parenting programs are provided in a wide variety of contexts. Juvenile parents may take parenting classes, as may those suspected of abuse or neglect, new parents, adoptive parents, and many others. But new research demonstrates that those programs are biased against fathers, often from the outset.

 

Woman to Serve 18 Months for Collecting ‘Child Support’ for Non-Existent ‘Child’

March 29, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

This post is about yet another form of paternity fraud reported on here (Des Moines Register, 3/27/15). We’ve seen the usual kinds in which (a) a woman tells a man he’s the father of her child when he’s not or (b) a woman tells a man he’s not the father of her child when he is. In the latter case, it’s more common for her to simply not tell him about the child at all.

 

Illegal Lobbying by Domestic Violence Organizations in Nebraska and North Dakota?

March 27, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Who is it who opposes shared parenting?  The social science demonstrates unequivocally that, where parents are fit to care for their children, equal parenting is better for kids, better for parents and better for society generally than is sole or primary care.  So who are these people who, year in and year out, show up in legislative committee chambers in the hope of keeping kids from one of their parents?

 

Men Without Partners Who Turn to IVF for Children Should Adopt of Go Childless

March 26, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

I’ve been researching family issues since 1998, and that of straight men turning to in vitro fertilization or surrogacy to have children without a partner is about as rare as they come. But this article wants us to believe that the practice is becoming commonplace (HLN TV, 3/17/15). It’s not. And there are a couple of good reasons why.

 

Nearly 50 Media Placements in Last Four Months

March 25, 2015 by Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director

National Parents Organization’s efforts to reform our family courts are catching the attention of media across the nation. In the last four months, National Parents Organization has appeared in media across more than 20 different states with nearly 50 unique media reports, editorials and op-eds.


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