I want to adopt a dad (see extended explanation on why). I'm thinking maybe even a nice gay male couple, a two for one deal! This does not need to be a formal adoption - I have plenty of "parents" (2 moms) - I'm just looking for someone who doesn't have any children (hence thinking about an older gay couple) who might want to "adopt" a kid because they've got some extra love lying around (and maybe some really adorable dogs) and I don't have a relationship with my dad.
I would like some advice.
1) Where should I look?
2) What are things I need to consider?
3) How would you go about doing this?
4) Any other thoughts or observations?
I'm just sort of tossing this idea around and thinking I'd get some data points from you all. [more inside]
posted by Jericha
on Feb 14, 2014 -
I'm looking for father's groups in Philadelphia. I have a pre-K child. I'm more interested in a hang-out-and-chat sort of group. University City or Center City would be great. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 28, 2012 -
I lost my dear dad unexpectedly Sunday after a series of illnesses. My mom, luckily, is still with us. They were together 54 years and my mom was only 17 when they met. The most important thing to my dad was my mom's well-being and I feel it is now my duty to look after her to the best of my ability. I have no idea how to help her cope with the loss of my father. I want to be there for her as much as possible, but I don't want to smother her. Does anyone have any advice?
posted by entropicamericana
on Nov 23, 2012 -
My relationship with my emotionally abusive, BPD father has been strained lately; now, after realizing the extent to which his actions was causing me undue stress, I have cut off contact with him completely. But not having a father figure in my life is causing me stress as well. How do I deal with the pain of cutting my father out of my life? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Nov 5, 2012 -
What vitamins or supplements should a father-to-be take before conception
? Looking for quality swimmers! (Corollary, what foods to avoid?) [more inside]
posted by unclezeb
on Jun 29, 2012 -
I need some advice on how to communicate better with my dad and hopefully improve our relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Can you recommend movies where the primary theme is a son or daughter realizing that their father is proud of them?
posted by roaring beast
on Mar 7, 2012 -
I'm looking for movies in which the main character is a divorced father. [more inside]
posted by Ratio
on Jan 25, 2012 -
My dad is 95% computer illiterate and is constantly frustrated by his inability to use his computer. What resources (books, programs, videos, etc.) can you recommend that will help improve his experience? [more inside]
posted by EKStickland
on Dec 6, 2011 -
There will soon be a death in my family. I'm worried this one's going to be especially hard and I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Apr 19, 2011 -
"I believe in my .45, my shovel and the fact that nobody will ever miss you." — the dad in Clueless to the boyfriend. I'm looking for things to say to my daughters would-be suitors to make them to believe that I might just be crazy enough to deliver them a serious beat-down should they disrespect or treat my daughter poorly. Any other scenes in movies or books that I can reference for my "crazy dad" routine?
posted by pmaxwell
on Dec 2, 2010 -
My friend's dad has decided he's not worthy of an internet connection. How can my friend get through his dad's Orwellian firewall? [more inside]
posted by bewarethewumpus
on Dec 8, 2009 -
Looking for tips, advice, how-to's, words of wisdom, dire warnings, helpful websites/blogs/books, and general info on single parenting in general...and for single parenting for a dad raising an almost 3yo in particular. [more inside]
posted by ian1977
on Jul 13, 2009 -
My ex is a drunk, so I threw him out. However, we have a young child, and I'm having a hard time figuring out where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 23, 2009 -
Last year my dad and my step-mother divorced after 20 years of marriage. It was not an easy break-up, and my dad was pretty devastated in its wake. While it was wrenching for me to think of my dad being alone in his mid-sixties, I cheered myself knowing that my dad, being a very smart, handsome, together guy with a whole lot of awesome qualities, is definitely a catch and would almost certainly end up with someone terrific. I always pictured him being with some fun, free-spirited woman, probably a widow, someone who could match his intellect, stand up to his occasional bull-headedness, and win the hearts of his kids.
He’s now with with someone, alright, but not at all what I’d imagined or hoped for.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 25, 2008 -
I'm the first-time father of a one-year old boy. Having recently finished "The Road" and "The Prince of Frogtown" and enjoyed the movie "The Kite Runner", I'm looking for suggestions of other books (or movies or songs) that are about the relationship between fathers and sons. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Help me think of questions I can ask my dad to get to know him better. [more inside]
posted by 10ch
on Oct 3, 2006 -
"La Riviera Maya" (er, coastal Quintana Roo, Mexico) or Costa Rica for a Totally Awesome Father-Son Bonding Experience in March/April/May 2007? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on May 26, 2006 -
My two-year-old niece doesn't like guys anymore. That wouldn't be such a big deal, but she also rejects her dad, which makes him sad. My sister wants to know, what can be done?
I remember reading an AskMe about ways to cope with a kid who prefers one parent over the other, but I couldn't find it (and I looked pretty hard).
posted by Turtle
on Dec 22, 2004 -