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Welcome to The American Coalition for Fathers and Children Website
ACFC was founded in 1996 and is commonly referred to as America's Shared Parenting organization. Over the past 15 years we have been working to assure children maintain full relationships with both their parents in the event of divorce or in cases of unmarried parentage.
We have spent years getting 'the other side' of the story into the public. In conjunction with our network of affiliated organizations we have launched numerous campaigns and efforts to improve the processes affecting the lives of parents and children, particularly those not living in intact environments.
Currently, nearly 40% of our nation's children will spend part of their childhood without one of their biological parents residing in the home on a day-to-day basis. While there are numerous reasons which explain this phenomenon, research tells us that outcomes for children are decidely worse when only one parent is present.
Most of the time the missing parent is the Father. Through various influences over the past forty years society has been conditioned to see father absence as a consequence of fathers abandoning their families. As the old adage goes: 'Nothing could be further from the truth.' Of course there are men who have abandoned their families, however that stereotype is far from reflective of the case for most men. Given half a chance most fathers who are separated from their children want nothing more than to be with them.
Research shows our Family Court system presently operates in manner at odds with what is truly in the best interest of our children. As you read through this website you will find many resources. We invite you to join with us as we work to assure a future where children have both parents fully engaged in their lives.