A Dad's Responsibilities have Rewards...
And they grow
What is Paternity:
Fatherhood is a big step and it takes a man to face up to it. Ask any fatherless child what he or she wants most in life and the answer won't be a computer or video game. What they want is a dad to help them grow. When you establish paternity for your child, you also establish yourself as the legal father in the eyes of the law.
Children who grow up without dads are more likely to drop out of school and become involved with drugs or criminal activities. All of these risk factors can be lessened if children have a strong family bond and family support system - including positive influence from you, even if you do not live in your child's home.
Taking responsibility is as simple as being there for them. To love, hug and comfort them from their first baby steps to scoring the game-winning run. Responsibility is being there for the big and little things, you're there for them...and they depend on you.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Paternity and Children-Taking responsibility
La Paternidad y los Ninos - Tomando la Responsabilidad