In Texas, as well as in other states, the United States Department of Health and Human Services runs the Responsible Fatherhood Grants Programs. This is part of the $150 million annual effort to promote healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood among parents across the United States.
In many family situations, a child looks up to that child's father during the influential years of youth. A father can be not only a role model for his child but also a friend, philosopher and guide. However, this is usually true only when a father is responsible and caring. Federal and Texas authorities understand the importance of this responsibility and thus a number of policies, strategies and programs have been implemented in order to promote responsible fatherhood.
Many married couples in Texas have a lot of firsts to look forward to: first home, first child, first anniversary. However, with the imminent divorce of Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada, one unique first -- first reality series together -- will apparently never come to pass.