Single Fatherhood Skyrocketing

The fastest-growing group of single parents in Western New York is single dads.

Households headed by single fathers skyrocketed 106 percent between 1990 and 2005, census data shows.

In part, these statistics bear out that child custody decisions today tend to be less about the gender of the custodial parent and more about serving the child’s best interests.

They also reflect that more fathers are seeking primary residential parent status these days.

Read more in this Buffalo [NY] News article: Dads gaining ground in parental rights issues.