Long-Standing Georgia Law Stands Between Fatherhood and Children. Legitimation is a policy that determines the legal status of non-married fathers in relation to his child. When children are legitimized, fathers have the right and authority to make decisions in support of their well-being. In all states but Georgia, legitimation for non-married fathers is determined at the time of paternity.
Fathers Incorporated (FI) released Mental Health Matters, Why Black Dad’s Positive Mental Health Is Good for Youth Academic Outcomes, the second brief in the series of educational briefs addressing fatherhood engagement for low-income African American students and their families.