Many parents in Orange County, California, play a crucial role in their children's upbringing. Gender is not a question when it comes to a person's ability to parent his or her child. As evidence to that, more and more single fathers head single-parent homes in the United States, according to a Pew Research study.
Recent figures suggest that single fathers head 8 percent of households with minor children compared with 1 percent in 1960, a nine-fold increase representing 2.6 million homes. Single-mother households, in contrast, only increased four-fold in the same period, from 1.9 million to 8.6 million.