Out of the shadows: birthfathers' stories

Front Cover
O.J. Howard Pub., 1995 - Family & Relationships - 270 pages
0 Reviews
Society calls them deadbeat dads. Their children, 2 out of 5 in America, are at risk because they are growing up fatherless. Until now, no book has examined the sub-culture of 6 million men who are not parenting their children. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: BIRTHFATHERS' STORIES presents personal narratives & photographs of birthfathers. This illuminating book dissolves myths about missing fathers. Readers will learn why a birthfather is passive about an unplanned pregnancy & its outcome. When the outcome removes him from his child, he is profoundly affected. Merle, caught in a custody battle with the mother of his son, says, "A lot of people wouldn't call it death, but it feels like he's dead cause I can't get to him." Included are a cross section of professional & blue-collar workers, successful & homeless, young & middle-aged. Despite their differences, the common voice is one of a father whose child may never call him "Dad." OUT OF THE SHADOWS: BIRTHFATHERS' STORIES will touch anyone who missed knowing their father, any father who missed knowing his child & all who wish to understand why a father matters in a child's life. To order contact: O.J. Howard Publishing, 4012 Lynn Avenue, Edina, MN 55416. Phone: (612) 922- 1136.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Dons Story 2938
Traviss Story 3954

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information