While 50% of mothers in the U.S. see no value in the fathers’ continued contact with his children, the startling facts clearly show otherwise that a father’s continued contact with his children has serious value and it is the absence of fathers, especially in the African-American community, that lies at the core of many of society’s problems and social ills.

Consider the following facts:

Bringing up children with 86% female influence versus 14% male influence causes children to fail when they go out into the real world.

Shared parenting has been scientifically proven to be, by far, the best situation for children of divorce.

In the U.S., 79.6% of custodial mothers receive a support award.

In the U.S., 29.9% of custodial fathers receive a support award.

In the U.S., 46.9% of non-custodial mothers default on support payments.

In the U.S., 26.9% of non-custodial fathers default on support payments.

In the U.S., 20.0% on non-custodial mothers pay support at some level.

In the U.S., 61.0% of non-custodial fathers pay support at some level.

In the U.S., 66.2% of single custodial mothers work less than full time.

In the U.S., 10.2% of single custodial fathers work less than full time.

In the U.S., 7.0% of single custodial mothers work more than 44 hours weekly.

In the U.S., 24.5% of single custodial fathers work more than 44 hours weekly.

In the U.S., 46.2% of single custodial mothers receive public assistance.

In the U.S., 20.8% of single custodial fathers receive public assistance.

In the U.S., 40% of mothers reported they had interfered with the fathers visitation to punish their ex-spouse.

In the U.S., 50% of mothers see no value in the fathers continued contact with his children.

SOURCE: “Surviving the Breakup” by Joan Berlin Kelly

In the U.S., 90.2% of fathers with joint custody pay the support due.

In the U.S., 79.1% of fathers with visitation privileges pay the support due.

In the U.S., 44.5% of fathers with no visitation pay the support due.

In the U.S., 37.9% of fathers are denied visitation.

In the U.S., 66% of all support not paid by non-custodial fathers is due to inability to pay.

SOURCE: 1988 Census “Child Support and Alimony: 1989 Series” P-60, No. 173, p. 6-7

SOURCE: U.S. General Accounting Office Report, GAO/HRD-92-39FS January 1992

In the U.S., 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.

In the U.S., 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

In the U.S., 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.

SOURCE: Center For Disease Control

In the U.S., 80% of rapist motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.

In the U.S., 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

SOURCE: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.

In the U.S., 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Special Report, 1988.

In the U.S., 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.

SOURCE: Fulton Co. Georgia Jail Populations, Texas Department of Corrections, 1992.

In the U.S., nearly 2 of every 5 children do not live with their fathers.

In 1991 in the U.S., there were 11,268,000 total custodial mothers and 2,907,000 total custodial fathers.

SOURCE: Common Sense and Domestic Violence, Jan. 30, 1998, ed.