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Dads make a difference

Society has slowly acknowledged fathers' unique, vital contributions to child development. An infant only eight weeks old can tell whether a male or female is interacting with them. This diversity alone gives children a broader, richer experience than children raised by one gender. Generally, mothers and fathers parent differently; so, consider this information as generally accepted by child development experts, realizing exceptions can and do occur.

Could you be the father of a child born out of wedlock?

In 2009 the South Carolina General Assembly established the Responsible Father Registry but few unwed fathers know about it. Read here to learn more.