Pamela

Pamela

My situation was unique in that my alcoholic mother and I lived with her parents until I was 8. I don’t have many memories of my mother even though I shared a bedroom with her. I believe God was protecting me. I don’t believe there was any physical abuse....
Nicholas Isel

Nicholas Isel

My “anti-social” father passed away last year.  I only ever knew him as “Dad” throughout my childhood and wasn’t told by my mom that we weren’t biologically related until I reached the age of 15.  The first emotion I remember experiencing was a deep sense of relief.  ...
Kathryn

Kathryn

My brother & I grew up without the presence of our father for most of our childhood. There were brief times we spent as a family of four, but those moments were few & far between. My mother eventually packed our bags when my father was at work one day, and we...
Stephanie Blessing

Stephanie Blessing

Photo Credit: Anonymous Father’s Day, Center for Bioethics and Culture Just a couple of weeks after my 32nd birthday, I found out that my parents used a sperm donor to conceive me. That was 8 years ago. As soon as my mother said the words, “your dad may not be...
Maria

Maria

My parents divorced when I was eight.  At the time I had no idea that their marriage was struggling, though looking back there were signs.  In fact, the night they “told me” they took me out to eat and upon leaving the restaurant I put my arms around each...