If the pregnancy test is positive:
- Be supportive, whether you stay together does not have to be decided right now, the most important decision is to be informed and educated about pregnancy options.
- Realize that she’s carrying your baby and you are both parents; you have a responsibility to love and support your baby regardless of your relationship with her.
If the pregnancy test is negative:
- Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at your lifestyle and relationships; are you taking time to really get to know and value women, or are you just interested in how far you can get with them?
- Evaluate your priorities and goals in life. How would an unplanned pregnancy affect your plans?
Our services include reaching out to young men and fathers to prepare for parenting responsibilities. We offer support and encouragement in helping you to become a good dad even if you didn’t have one.
Important facts to consider when becoming a Father:
- 85% of all children who exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Centers for Disease Control)
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of the Census)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools)
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for All God’s Children)
- 63% of youth who commit suicide are from fatherless homes (Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of the Census)
- 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: United States Department of Justice, Special Report, September 1988)
- 80% of rapists motivated by displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior, 1978, 14:403-26)
- 71% of teenage pregnancies are to children of single parents (Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services)
Fatherless children grow up to be fatherless fathers. We don’t see you as a statistic, we see you with compassion and want to share hope and help for you to overcome your past, break the cycle, and be a not just a good dad, but a GREAT dad.
Birth of a Family Classes meet weekly for 6 weeks with Family Advocate Couples who mentor, model and teach healthy family relationships.
Call LifeCare at (813) 654-0491 for more information about Birth of a Family Classes or Parenting Services.