#86: Homeless Former Marine Receives Scholarship after Playing Street Piano

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A viral video of a homeless veteran smashes stereotypes and results in a well-deserved chance for a new life.

A Dad Confesses: I am a Middle-Aged Mean Girl

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Sean O’Donnell has come to terms with his inner cynic. He had to. He became a dad, and inner mean girl or no, he knew the bitch-slaps would be a thing of the past.

Dear Dad: The One With the New Big Sister

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A woman discovers an older sister her mother had put up for adoption and turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice on how to help her feel like she belongs.

More Than One Way to Be a Father

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J.R. Reynolds offers an expanded definition of fatherhood—by living it.

We Have a Son, In Spite of a Homophobic Nurse

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What happened when these “two boys” in Texas decided they were ready to start a family?

How to Drive Gay Dads Nuts: Ask Us “Which One Of You Is the Mother?”

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Sean O’Donnell hates the age old question, and he is happy to tell you why.

Fatherless to Fatherful Aims to Give Hope to Kids

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Fatherless to Fatherful Video Aims to Give Hope

Why Equality Matters. Yes, To You, Too.

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The fight for LGBTQ equality is about more than wedding cakes, and it affects all of us, no matter how we identify.

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Compromise Could Prove Costly to Couples and Kids

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What appears to a possible “compromise” in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage may turn out to be a burden on gay and lesbian couples.

Michael Pope: Expanding the Concept of Family

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

A Dad Tells How the Adoption Phone Call Instantly Changed His Life

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Sean O’Donnell was one phone call away from an instantaneous change in his life. Because it had happened once before did not seem to matter. Here’s why.

To The Lady Who Called My Toddler a ‘Thug’

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“I knew he would inevitably face discrimination. What I didn’t realize was how early in my son’s life he would be stereotyped, labeled and feared.”

A Dad Speaks About Adoption and the Amazing Power of Nurture

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A dad who adopted his son observes the difference between children of nature and the children of nurture. He likes what he sees.

How a Dad Got the Kid Who Already Lived in His Heart

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Sean O’Donnell had two great desires, one to eat a lot of donuts and the other to become a dad. Here is how one of those, the most important one, came true.

Flip the Script: An Adoption Video

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Several adoptees provide their personal views on adoption and stress the importance of having their voices heard as part of the conversation.

Adam Chandler Crawford: Everything Changes

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]