U.S. citizens who adopted foreign children dropped by seven percent in 2012 to levels not seen since 1994. Experts say the number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents will be even lower this year, as Russia has recently prohibited U.S. residents from adopting Russian children.
Colorado residents likely know Danica Patrick, 30, for her race car driving and her role as pitch woman for GoDaddy.com. On January 3, she filed for divorce from her husband of seven years. She had already announced the impending divorce publicly on Facebook as far back as November 20 of last year, the day after her and her husband's wedding anniversary. At that time, she described the breakup as mutual.
While spring may be several months away in Colorado, January still brings thoughts of new starts and rejuvenation because it is the beginning of a new year. For many, though, that new start means the end of a marriage.
Studies have shown that children benefit from having a relationship with both parents after divorce or when unmarried parents split up. Despite the benefits, many divorced dads find themselves having a difficult time maintaining their relationship with their children for several reasons.
More parents going through divorce have to think about the ways their social media profiles may impact their children's lives and what pictures are shared online. With more people using Facebook, many parents regret not establishing rules for sharing family photos online during and after the divorce.