Some People Don’t Believe in Heroes, But They Haven’t Met My Dad

“Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.”

Over the past fifty years, family research has revealed more and more the importance of fathers. Fathers influence everything from physical growth and development to emotional maturation and well-being. When fathers are present and actively involved in a child’s life, it makes a tremendous difference. For example, kids who grow up with fathers are more confident and develop more stable relationships.

Can you imagine a world in which every child had a father they could say was a hero?

Read more about the science behind fatherhood.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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