May 14, 2018. Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio, "Shared Parenting the Best Option for Children of Divorce," by Matt Hale, National Parents Organization of Kentucky
May 14, 2018. The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, West Virginia, "Kentucky Child Custody Law a Winner for Youth," By Matt Hale, National Parents Organization of Kentucky
Our country's military families serving at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell will be among the first to benefit. Interracial children will benefit too. "African Americans are more likely to be treated unfairly in family court. The new shared parenting law will give minority parents and children fairer legal outcomes," said Jason Griffith, the Kentucky National Parents Organization's Minority Outreach Director.
May 13, 2018. The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, "Shared Parenting Benefits All, Mothers Included," by Kristen Paasch, National Parents Organization of Virginia
Still, in this modern era, people are often surprised to learn just how often courts operate with 1950s assumptions and routinely favor one parent over the other in instances of divorce or separation. Astonishingly, sole custody is awarded to one parent about 83 percent of the time, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, thus creating a confrontational dynamic of winner and loser/visitor.
May 9, 2018. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri. "On Mothers' Day, Let's Celebrate Shared Parenting," by Linda Reutzel, Chair of National Parents Organization of Missouri
I’m actually a mother and grandmother, my 94-year-old mother is still living, and I have a daughter who I want to be happy and healthy. Motherhood is a blessing to me, and I will readily admit that the challenges of work and nurturing children at home are hard to handle all the time. Of course, that’s the beauty of shared parenting, sharing those responsibilities.
I have met so many women in the Missouri movement toward shared parenting after divorce who are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and aunts. This movement couldn’t have had the success its had without women stepping up to the plate. This played a big part in passing into law a bill supportive of shared parenting in 2016, and this year, a proposal seeking to strengthen that law (HB 1667) passed the House and will be heard on the Senate floor any day now.