More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If fatherlessness were classified as a disease, it would be considered an epidemic—worthy of attention as a national emergency. The following research statistics reveal the dramatic increased risk to children when the father is absent:
Fatherlessness is associated with almost every societal ill facing our country’s children.
There is significant evidence that in one and two-parent homes, a high percentage, approaching 50% in some areas, have dads that are either physically and/or emotionally absent.