Former Richmond jail inmate’s story aired on CNN and ‘Steve Harvey’

Father Daughter Dance BY COLLEEN CURRAN  Richmond Times-Dispatch At 53, Aziz Scott is trying to turn his life around. He was released from jail in August. He’s off heroin. He got a job and has been reunited with his family. This week, he’ll appear on not one but...
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Richmond County Fatherhood Initiative is Reaching Fathers & Families

Posted by Ryan Sanders Poverty. Behavioral issues. Drug abuse. Becoming pregnant as a teen. Prison. Local leaders have come together to form the Richmond County Fatherhood Initiative, which hopes to reach fathers of all backgrounds throughout the Northern Neck of Virginia. Their...
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Mother’s Day Celebrations for Single Moms

Making the Day Special, Even When it’s All Up to You By Jennifer Wolf Single Parents Expert As a single mom on Mother’s Day, you might feel self-conscious about making a big deal over this particular holiday. After all, celebrating Mother’s Day may very well...
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Fathers in jail are often left off of their children’s birth certificates.

Helping Incarcerated Dads That's because under Virginia Law, a father must complete a form to acknowledge paternity. Sheriff McCabe was the first in Hampton Roads to allow hospital workers to visit jail to add dads' names to birth certificates. See the video provided by...
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U.S. Sees Rise in Unmarried Parents

By  NEIL SHAH WALL STREET JOURNAL. March 10, 2015 2:08 p.m. ET 306 COMMENTS The U.S. is seeing a steady rise in children born to unmarried, cohabiting couples—a trend that reflects a societal shift away from single parenthood but whose economic implications may not be...
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Richmond jail hosts Date with Dad event for imprisoned fathers

By TAMMIE SMITH Richmond Times-Dispatch The men were decked out in their best attire — suits, ties, dress shirts and dress shoes. Their dates wore their finest, too — party dresses, lace-trimmed socks, leggings, even a couple in rainbow-colored tutu skirts. The men...
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Couple Leaves A Note Behind for A Man When They Realize He’s Out on A Date That’s Not With His Wife

The responsibility of being a parent can be daunting. Some days, all you want is for someone to let you know you’re doing it right. So when one single dad took his six-year-old daughter out for dinner on Valentine’s Day, being handed this note must have been an...
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Super Bowl or Super Dad? Sherman: Hopes son does him ‘favor’

By Terry Blount | ESPN.com   PHOENIX — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was asked Thursday what he will do if his son is born on Super Bowl Sunday. "I think he's going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there...
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Virginia Health Department Releases Top Baby Names for 2013

Your HealthYour Health: William and Emma top VA baby names Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:30 pm BY TAMMIE SMITH Richmond Times-Dispatch Wondering what to name your newborn? This is the time of year when some local health departments release their lists of most popular...
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A Surprise Reunion on the Dr. Phil Show

Greg, 64, is a professional trainer and body builder who thinks he is on the show to talk about health, fitness and Dr. Phil's new book. What he doesn't know is that professional locator has a very special surprise for him: His long-lost son! Greg says 46 years ago,...
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