(243) The first question was thus whether any parent-child relationship between an unwed parent
and his or her child would be recognized in any area of law.
Born in Mississippi to young, unwed parents
, Oprah Winfrey was raised by her grandmother until she was six years old.
Badain's practice is also focused on providing representation for divorcing parties, unwed parents
and, via AFC, children.
In Negros Oriental, there was a high official of the church prohibiting unwed parents
from having their newborn kids baptized.
This is a dramatic increase from 1985 when just 8.5% of births were to unwed parents
Professor Laurence Nolan accurately explains that "the result of these cases on behalf of children born to unwed parents
has been the transformation of law and policy regarding legitimacy and illegitimacy as to economic rights, nationally.
jurisprudence of sex equality apply, if at all, to unwed parents
The historical stigma of single parenting is largely a thing of the past, and there are more financial resources available to unwed parents
now than ever before in history.
This book addresses a clear need head-on--the growing number of unwed parents
. These parents, and particularly the fathers, are a neglected point of intervention that has the potential to provide needed resources, support, and skills to the parents and ultimately to improve the quality of life for the developing child.
One carefully evaluated program, Building Strong Families, focused on unwed parents
but had no effect on their marriage rates.
Though some of us had divorced or unwed parents
, questions like "What if God hasn't called you to be married?" were shunned.
For men who must deal with these situations and others like them, the result is what has now been deemed as "baby-mama drama." Even as rappers bemoan such scenarios in catchy music lyrics and comedians joke about it in stand-up routines, the bigger issue is fatherlessness--an epidemic in the Black community where more than 70 percent of children are born to unwed parents
, according to federal health statistics.