This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I wanted to highlight some dad co-parenting groups. This week’s article is for the dads who need them should check out. These organizations are looking to help out all family members. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
The National Parents’ Organization – Co-Parenting Groups
Originally called “Fathers and Families,” the National Parents’ Organization (NPO) is a nonprofit group. In addition they advocate for a child’s right to love and be cared for by both parents. The organization encourages shared parenting and works to protect equal rights, as well as equal responsibilities, for both parents. NPO has affiliates in many states to provide volunteer opportunities and resources in support of their family court reform mission. You can start your own affiliate organization or join a current one.
Children’s Rights Council
The Children’s Rights Council (CRC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985. The CRC is a strong advocate for the active involvement of both parents in raising a child. They’re so dedicated to this idea that their tagline is “The Best Parent is Both Parents.” In pursuit of social and legal justice, CRC serves to protect the best interest of children in custody cases. They strive to facilitate regular interactions between non-custodial parents and their children and also advocate for child custody reform.
Dads Divorce is dedicated to educating fathers on the issues of divorce, child custody, and child support. The website provides great tools, like a child support calculator or list of state divorce laws. In addition for fathers looking for information and a support network about divorce and child custody can explore the Men’s Divorce Podcast. It is by the same producers. There is also a forum that connects fathers in similar situations.
Dads America, also known as Dads Against Discrimination (DADS). This group empowers fathers to take charge of their families through father custody options. With the tagline, “Fathers Are Families’ Best Bet,” the national organization advocates for fathers’ rights. In addition they do this in legislative and executive entities throughout the United States. Plus, there is also an online resource page regarding additional organizations. Chiefly, some in the U.S. like The Fatherhood Coalition in MA and National Congress for Fathers and Children. Fathers can also find information on domestic violence and false allegations against men, select attorneys, publications, and online support.