Men: Let’s Be Honest

At Care Net, we envision a world where all life is valued and protected, and women and men have support to choose life for their unborn child. Pregnancy and parenting decisions occur within the context of real struggle. I work with fathers of all ages who struggle with relationships, depression, identity, work, anger, pornography, addictions, … Continued

A Dad Works Hard to Be Reunited with His Daughter

“Do you offer parenting classes? I’ve called lots of places and no one will help me.” Corey* was desperate. He had been separated from his four-year-old daughter, Leesa*, for too long. She was currently living in a foster home, estranged from her mom who was in a bad situation. He was trying to gain custody, … Continued

A Father of the fatherless

“My dad wasn’t always available because he drank a lot,” Toby shared. “Who did you go to when you needed something?” I asked. “Who taught you how to do things?” “I had uncles and cousins who I could count on but it was mainly my mom. She was always there for me. Whenever I wanted … Continued

A Talk That Matters

DeSean* sat alone in the waiting room, mindlessly fidgeting with his phone—but that’s not really where his mind was. In fact, his thoughts were consumed with one thing: his girlfriend was pregnant. When they made the appointment at our clinic, they were hoping that the four or five home tests could be proven incorrect. But … Continued

Helping Men Break the Cycle

*Malik’s dad lives only about 20 minutes away, but it may as well have been 20 hours. His dad was never present his life and their relationship is defined by vivid images of broken promises.  Like the time in elementary school when Malik’s dad promised to bring cupcakes to celebrate his birthday but never showed, … Continued

Helping New Fathers Take the First Steps to Fatherhood

Why Being Dad Meets on Their Turf Maurice* had just discovered he was going to be a dad. He was eager to learn what being a father was all about and made an appointment to come back to our clinic for his first Being Dad lesson. Before he left I said, “If you can’t make … Continued

Look! A Pivotal Picture

“Look!” Ryan* told our Fatherhood Specialist, holding up a black and white ultrasound photo of his tiny preborn child. He was grinning from ear to ear. But just a couple weeks earlier, his girlfriend, Stephanie*, held the secret that she was pregnant. When she first came to our clinic, Stephanie was afraid to tell Ryan … Continued

Helping Fathers Step Up

“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit” (Matt.1:18). What an extraordinary way to bring Jesus into the world. There were a lot of other ways God … Continued

Breaking News: We Need Men

This news actually is not new, however. We always have needed men. 31 years ago last month, Liz Osborn began as Care Net’s Executive Director. At that time, Liz shared her vision for increasing the effectiveness of this ministry. At the top of her list: Recruiting men to meet with the boyfriends and fathers of … Continued