Father Custody Gaining in Popularity

Seventeen Percent of Children Living with Only One Parent Now Live with the Father
Latest US Census Bureau figures show the number of single father homes continuing to rise rapidly. The number of single father homes rose by 25 percent in just three years, accounting for all of the increase in single parent families, while the number of single mother households remained almost constant.

For every five mothers raising children alone, there is now one father raising his children without their mother present.

The number of children living only with the mother declined in 1997, while the number of children living only with the father increased by ten percent in that year.