By William E. Brooks
Author, "My Life In Exile"
Recently, in what should have been a joyous occasion, I became a grandfather. However, I have yet to see my new grandson.
And what is worse, my son, the father, has only seen his son a handful of times because he is not married to the child’s mother, which effectively gives him zero rights to his child at the moment.
I was aware of the difficulties divorced dads face in trying to maintain a meaningful relationship with their children because I’ve lived through that experience. But now my eyes are opened to a whole new area of need: that of unwed fathers.