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Coming Soon: Vasalgel

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

Here’s a pretty good roundup of the alternatives for male contraception that may be coming down the pike in a few years (Telegraph, 6/18/15). It’s an article by Aaron Hamlin, who’s the Executive Director of the Male Contraceptive Initiative and, as such, well-informed.

 

Senate Finance Committee Investigating Foster Care Industry

June 28, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

The nation’s foster care system is getting an in-depth look by no less than the United States Senate’s Finance Committee as reported here (Buzzfeed, 6/24/15). Not the whole foster care system of course, but one important part of it, the private company, National Mentor Holdings.

 

Virginia Dad Gains Parental Rights Despite Sperm Donor Statute

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

Occasionally, we run across a case like this. They’re rare, but they do exist, most notably in the case of Jason Patric whose ex, Danielle Schreiber tried for several years (and may be still trying) to keep him out of the life of their son, Gus. She attempted to do that via a California statute meant to protect sperm donors from being tagged for child support for children toward whom they never intended to play the paternal role.

 

New Research: Fathers More Important than Ever

June 25, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

For decades we’ve known the value of fathers to children. Sociology and psychology have demonstrated the countless ways in which — long-term and short — good father-child relations mean better outcomes for kids. And of course the fathers are happier when they have meaningful, full relationships with their children. All the publications on the subject would fill a library.

 

Fathers’ Day Media Messages: A Sea-Change from Past Years

June 24, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Every year, equal parenting advocates anticipate Fathers’ Day with a mixture of joy and alarm. The joy of course is because fathers across the country are acknowledged and valued for what they are — one of the two most important people in their children’s lives and vital to their well-being. The alarm comes from the sad fact that, every year, there are some who seize on Fathers’ Day as an excuse to denigrate fathers even more than usual.


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