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Oregon House Bill 2941
pdf) would permit
man to petition court to reopen issue of paternity if blood
tests show zero percent probability that man is father of child.
Establishes conditions under which court may render judgment
of nonpaternity. Every father in Oregon should support HB 2941!
Listen to the public
testimony by DADS America (RealPlayer®)
supporting HB 2941 (html |
pdf) which was held on Wednesday April 6, 2005.
Read the Oregon Paternity Bill HB 2941 (html
Listen to the
testimony by DADS America (RealPlayer®) opposing Senate
Bill 234 (html |
) on February 24, 2005. Forward to the 1 hour 3 minute mark for
the start of testimony on this bill,
DADS testimony starts at the 1 hour 18 minute mark.
Oregon Dads with
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Family Law Programs and Services in Oregon
Enforcing Your Parenting Plan in the State of Oregon
Parenting Plan Information
Oregon Family Law Forms
Oregon Child Support 1-800 numbers
(800) 850-0228 touch tone phones
(800) 850-0294 rotary phones
if I Have a Grievance? As a public service, DADS Oregon provides
the Oregon Child Support Grievance form in .pdf format. If your
browser supports .pdf files this will open up in your browser,
otherwise download this file then open in the Adobe Acrobat
reader then print.
Oregon ranks 5th in the nation in removing children from their
A DNA catch 22, and who ever said Discrimination against Dads
never happens...check out this fathers story. Bright aftermath
follows father's bruising battle for baby daughter. Note that
the SCF policy is only for mothers, what about fathers?
Vote Smart has included the Fathers Online
report card scores on its web site for Oregon Legislators.
Oregon Supreme Court rules ‘best interest of child’ main factor
in custody disputes. See the two most recent rulings where
the fathers were granted custody. 5-20-99.
An Oregon father won custody of two children that are not
his biological children. The mother was having an affair
with another guy, and thought that she would get custody.
S43959 Sleeper and Sleeper
S44155 Moore and Moore
A must read from the Florida Law Review
BEHIND THE TIMES: PARENTHOOD, CUSTODY, AND GENDER BIAS IN THE FAMILY
Read Cathy Young's book review titled "Book rebuts
divorced dad myths" on the book Divorced Dads:
Shattering the Myth, written by Arizona State University psychologist
Sanford Braver with Diane O’Connell.
youth at higher risk for jail - study. We've said it once and we'll
say it again - Fathers Are Families Best Bet!
"Men Also Victims of Domestic Violence"
This article from ABC News titled Beating Up on Battered
about JAMA and the absence of data on battered men. For more information see DADS page on domestic
For the last 3 years DADS of Benton County has requested that Helen
Berg, Mayor of Corvallis, Oregon, proclaim the week after Father's Day,
FATHERHOOD WEEK. For 3 years Mayor Berg has refused our request. Listen to
this years refusal by Mayor Berg, simply downloading the files
Helen Berg, Corvallis Mayor
berg1.wav - Mayor Berg declining to proclaim a
FATHERHOOD WEEK. 7 seconds, 72 KB
berg2.wav - Mayor Berg stating that she has
"never known" anyone who did not recognize the importance of
fathers. 6 seconds, 68 KB
SHOULD STUDY LINK BETWEEN FAMILY BREAKDOWN AND CHILD ABUSE.
U.S. social scientist issued an urgent call for state and federal
policy-makers to "come to grips with" the extraordinarily high statistical
link between single mothers with live-in boyfriends and the incidence of
Teen Crime and Fatherlessness...read the report from the
Calvert Institute for Policy Research, titled, How the
Townsend Report Fails to Address the Roots of Juvenile Crime and What to
Do About It.
View the report Statistical
Analysis Report: Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools,
September 1997 (NCES 98-091)
At the request of DADS, the Corvallis Police Department
recently implemented Operational General Order
41.6 concerning Custodial Interference Investigations. What is your
local Law Enforcement's policy on visitation enforcement?
See DADS humor with,
Daddy is leaving us!"
Social policies in the United States have never
included support for fathers in keeping their families together. While
trillions of dollars are being spent on welfare for women, (mothers?)
and children, nothing is being spent for FATHERS. Resources such as
United Way exclude services for FATHERS. State court systems have
circumvented Fathers since before 1880, (See Hart vs. Hart 14
Philadelphia Reports 352) while bureaucrats, and politicians create
families, (mostly women and children) headed and ruled by the state,
leaving a social service void for FATHERS.
DADS must have links
DADS Web Pages
DADS has made available Web Pages on information for fathers on
the following topics:
DADS' purpose is to off-set the existing anti-male gender bias
in our public social service funding, and expenditures by providing an
opportunity of a tax deduction for your contributions supporting the
services that we offer FATHERS.
DADS' essence is a belief that FATHERS need an informational resource
concerning FATHERS rights and remedies during the stressful periods of
family breakup. Because states provide men and women no choice of
marriage contracts with their marriage license, DADS herewith pledges to
PRESERVE, PROTECT, and DEFEND the FATHER headed family, and to pass the
history of FATHERHOOD to subsequent generations.
DADS CHARITABLE SERVICES
- Provide a telephone crisis line for FATHERS:
- To listen to FATHERS problems and complaints;
- To prevent domestic violence by listening;
- To provide experienced information about FATHER's options.
- Provide a "Call-in" "Talk" cable TV program called the "DADS
Television Network", and distribute video tapes throughout the nation.
- Provide a national forum for fathers' support groups and fathers'
issues through the publication "FATHERS' NATIONAL REVIEW", published
- Provide meetings for FATHERS to become informed, about governmental
regulations on the family and Judicial orders in dealing with the family.
- Provide general court forms, paralegal services along with typing, and
professional referrals to attorneys and psychologists.
- Promote the concept of "SHELTERS FOR FATHERS" kicked out of
their homes with COURT ORDERS.
- Promote professional research into the positive impact of FATHERS on
the family life.
|The Divorce Sourcebook
by Dawn Beadley Berry, JD
|The (almost) Painless Divorce
by Jeannie Garden
|Why men Don't Date
by Otto Haugland
|Fathers & Grandfathers
Under Siege by Sal
|The Father's Almanac
by S. Adadms Sullivan
|The DADDY TRACK
by Goeffrey Grief
|The Father's Almanac
by Daniel Amneus
|The Custody Hoax
by Wayne Anderson
|The Child Abuse Industry
by Mary Pride
||Fathers Under Fire: The
in Child Support Enforcement
"Being a parent is very challenging. If you have kids you know
that. I welcome that challenge and I look forward to it.
I will live vicariously through my kids as they play the game of
basketball. If they don't, I will support that. My wife and I will do the
same. We will do what we can as parents to make sure that happens.
That's the challenge that I have in front of me and I look forward to
Michael Jordan, 1-13-99
"...there is one title I cherish a great deal more than
Congressman and that is the title of...Dad."
J.C. Watts, 8-13-96
"Fathers Rights are alive and well. Their ENFORCEMENT takes
effort, commitment, and eternal vigilance."
"If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."
Interesting Articles on the Web
Here are some interesting articles from Newspapers and Magazines from
across the world that are of interest to fathers. New additions are
The Washington Post article, "Uncle Sam Has All Your Numbers - Huge Net for
Deadbeat Dads Catches Privacy Criticism" 6-27-99
A similar article in the Washington Post titled, "Uncle Sam Has All Your Numbers" 6-27-99
Cathy Young has another stellar column titled, "Dissin'
The Miami News Times chronicles the horror story of a dad that has
been ordered to be quiet. Read Daddy Dearest, it could happen
to you. 4-29-99
- The Boston Globe tells the story about Child support data
sifted were they found that part of the problem is that many of the
fathers of these children are also poor. 4-23-99
- Cathy Young from the Detroit News pens another stellar article
Absent dads aren’t always to blame for the problems.
- He was on the cover of Time Magazine, now read the next chapter of
his story. Two
girls are back in Rosemont with their father, who has custody, after
nearly two years with their mother. 4-18-99
- An article from the MSNBC web site on the nation Heading toward a
fatherless society. 3-25-99
- Another article from MSNBC, Labor
Day, Where are all the fathers?
- Fathers killing sons a rarity, experts say.
- Kathleen Parker's Column titled,
more myth than reality" 1-24-99
McGee finds herself in custody fight Please note the banter
about a double standard. Finally, working women are being held to the
same standard working men have been held to for years. 9-20-98
- Read Kathleen Parker's column: Common sense
lost in custody case. 7-15-98
- The Boston Globe's article titled, "Hearts and wallets: Government explores new
ways to hook dads". 7-4-98
- The San Fransico Chronicle has an article titled, "Double-Duty Dads,
A Growing Number of Single Fathers Work Overtime to Combine Career and
Family in a Way Unimaginable Years Ago". 6-15-98
- June 16, 1998, Minnesota Court rules that administrative
child support process is unconstitutional.
- The Boston Globe's 3-part series on
Men plus an additional
on the conspiracy about restraining orders.
The Detroit Free Press chronicles A father is
suing sex-abuse evaluators at a U-M clinic, claiming that leading
questions and a false report damaged his daughter. 11-3-97
USA Today "Woman tackles
'deadbeat-dad' glitches". 5-2-98
Time Magazine Cover Story, "Give Me Back My
We erred on child-support 'wanted poster' is the title of the article
from the Sacramento Bee. 4-4-98
for the denial of access to children is long overdue, is the name of
this article which appeared in the Canadian Online Explorer. 3-5-98
The Washington Post article titled, GOP Plan Would Fund
Article in the Detroit Free Press titled "Hospitals
urged to help find fathers. Effort is to reduce unpaid child
On the domestic violence front The Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA) conerning battered men that tells of a new study that indicates
men are victims of domestic violence as often as women. 8-97
A MUST READ - REASON Magazine has an article by Cathy Young
Violations", The war against spouse abuse runs
roughshod over rights and common sense. 2-98
USA WEEKEND's article titled,
Who's healthier: men or women? Just when women think they're making
progress, the men's health movement demands new money and attention. Is
"his vs. her" medicine really necessary? 1-4-98
- Johns Hopkins University has an article titled, "Beware
False Memories Created by Hypnosis" 9-25-97
- "On the road
to androgyny", from the Chicago Sun-Times. 9-30-97
- The New York Times has an article titled, "College Textbooks
Dwell on Bad Aspects of Marriage, Study Says", written by TAMAR
- Kathleen Parker's editorial,
"Exaggerating domestic violence". To access this article
you will have to register and then perform a search for this article,
it's worth it! 9-3-97
- The Web Magazine SWOON talks with DADS President Victor
Smith in an article titled,
- The Reno Gazette-Journal talks to DADS President Victor Smith in an
article titled, "Fathers' advocacy group
spokesman: Men get little support". 8-11-97
- The Urban Institute published the 1997
Report: Evaluation of the STOP Formula Grants Under the
Violence Against Women Act of 1994, by Martha R. Burt, Lisa C.
Newmark, Krista K. Olson, Laudan Y. Aron, and Adele V. Harrell.
Caution: This is a long report. 9-4-97
- View the article "Fathers wrestle for their rights", where USA
Weekend talks with DADS President, Victor Smith. 6-1-97
- The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article titled "Stepfather cleared in abuse case", where a man who
claimed he was the victim of a bitter custody battle was acquitted of
more than 2,300 counts of sexual abuse against his stepchildren. 7-11-97
- The Detroit News profiles a story called "Spotlight
on female abuser: For 13 years, he never hit her back".
- A Follow up article in the Detroit News titled, "State
satisfied with way shelters serve battered men". 6-15-97, see
below for original report.
- Check out Southern California's TV Channel 2 News Special Assignment,
"The Parent Trap", which documents
complaints from parents who say they are paying their child support, but
their driver's licenses are still being taken away. 6-1-97
- The Detroit News has a Special Report - No Place to run
for male victims of domestic abuse: Shelters, support groups rare for
- The Urban Institute released their study titled Tougher Statutory
Rape Laws Expected to have Limited Impact on Teen Childbearing.
the Truth" Bad, bad men! Two reports in a man's Life on
how domestic violence has been manipulated to massage a
hostile and aggressive agenda. Contributions by James
Morrow, Cathy Young and Tom Zoellner.
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