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Army Sergeant Dad, Terry Achane, Reunited With Daughter That Wife Gave Up for Adoption Without Consent
6 years ago

Army Sergeant Dad, Terry Achane, Reunited With Daughter That Wife Gave Up for Adoption Without Consent

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Justice for Terry Achane

United States Army Drill Sergeant Terry Achane, the father whose wife put up their baby for adoption without his knowledge or approval, has his daughter back.

The reunion came after a Utah court reversed the adoption – much to the disappointment of adoptive parents Jared and Kristi Frei. Twenty-two months ago, the Frei family adopted baby Teleah from an adoption agency. This last Thursday, Teleah was returned to her father.

For now, at least.

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Bad Dadvertising: Oscar Mayer and McGarryBowen
7 years ago

Bad Dadvertising: Oscar Mayer and McGarryBowen

Oscar Mayer Bad Dadvertising

Let’s pretend you’re one of the most-known names in the meat industry. Let’s pretend your number-one selling product is hot dogs. Now, I’ve got no real demographics in front of me, but wouldn’t you want brand loyalty from men? So now, just for funsies, let’s just assume that fathers are men too. Using all this logic, wouldn’t a company like Oscar Mayer want to play friendly with fathers?

They should want to. But they’re not. And fathers, you should be mad. Your friend is stabbing you in the back. And as a coup de grâce, Oscar Mayer even jabs at father bloggers too.

Oscar Mayer’s new suite of commercials is so toxic for fathers that it’s making me rethink grilling season.

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Dear Santa
7 years ago

Dear Santa

If you’re hugging your kids tight tonight, reading them stories about Santa and Christmas (or Hanukkah), remember that there are families out there that aren’t spending the …
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UPDATE: Maile Metalwala Back With Father
7 years ago

UPDATE: Maile Metalwala Back With Father

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If you haven’t been following up on the Solomon Metalwala story, here’s a TL;DR – two year old Sky and four year old Maile were driving with their mother …
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Solomon Metalwala Custody Battle Heats Up
7 years ago

Solomon Metalwala Custody Battle Heats Up

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If you need to catch up on the Solomon Metalwala story, you can do so at Fathers & Families, or we”ll give you the TL;DR.

All the madness starts after the hop.

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Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Bypassing of Dad’s Rights
7 years ago

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Bypassing of Dad’s Rights

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In case you’re an Illinois father and on-or-around October 27, felt a blanket of calming warmth over you, Fathers & Families has an explanation of what it was: you were no doubt feeling the security of knowing that you’ll be considered in all matters of custody and child support.

But this doesn’t come without a complicated story where one father was almost pried out of his kids’ lives.

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F&F: Obama’s Got Bad Facts on DV
8 years ago

F&F: Obama’s Got Bad Facts on DV

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Yesterday, while discussing an article on domestic violence, I bet that Obama’s domestic violence figures were incorrect. And leave it to Fathers & Families to do the real fact-finding …
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F&F: Massachusetts Bill Ends Lifetime Alimony for Some Dads
8 years ago

F&F: Massachusetts Bill Ends Lifetime Alimony for Some Dads

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Fathers & Families reports that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill to reform alimony in the state,which used to require most men to pay “lifelong” alimony. It will …
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