A Birthfather Asks: What Does It Mean To Be A Father?

This guest post is by I Am, a birthfather. It is part of A Dad’s Devotion, a month-long series of original stories related to adoption, fatherhood and Father’s Day.

I was full of confusion and angst. I didn’t know how to feel about the approach of Fathers’ Day. No one could tell me how to feel, or how to get through it.

I couldn’t find anyone who knew what it was like. There was no advice, little support, and few acknowledgments that the day should be marked at all. Continue reading