Frankly, I feel sorry for the kid, losing one’s mother will never be easy. However, I have some questions. Where’s Dad? The article says Dad was never really in the child’s life, but that begs the question. Why?
Did Dad do what society thinks (incorrectly) that fathers do and disappeared? Did mom sue for divorce and legally remove Dad from junior’s life? There are many questions here and no answers because the journalist decided to go the route of the touching story of the nurse that was asked to look after junior. That a family would offer to raise a child not their own is amazing and worthy of praise. However, the legal portion of this story didn’t get told.
Mom has NO RIGHT to just give up her child to a legal stranger. Dad should be contacted immediately and the child should be placed in his care unless he decides at that point to allow the nurse’s family to legally adopt.
This country’s family law system his too heavily weighted towards mothers and almost completely overlooks the value of an active involved Dad in a child’s life. That’s not FATHER, any man can be a father. Am active, involved DAD in a child’s life is every bit as important as an active involved Mom. Divorce court is supposed to be in the best interests of the child and removing Dad from the picture and turning him into a walking ATM for Mom to live off of is criminal.
States like Texas and Florida are getting closer to getting it right though, where 50/50 custody is becoming more and more, the norm. These kids who have equal access to both Dad and Mom are getting the best possible outcome of the tragedy of divorce. I’m hoping that soon, other states will follow where Texas and Florida are leading, where families that suffer the pain of divorce can still do the best they can for the children by allowing them to be with both their parents.
There will always be Dads that don’t pay their child support, but also there are a lot of Moms that don’t pay there court ordered child support either. We as a country need to remove the stigma of “deadbeat dad” from the landscape and add the equality that feminism wants so badly. Women are equal to men, which conversely means that men are equal to women. Therefore, Dads are equal to Moms in importance to a child’s raising.
Yes, I am an advocate for Father’s rights. I have four children and they are my world. Their mother and I are divorced, but have the kids 50/50 and co-parent well.