In America Fatherlessness is not an problem it is an epidemic. Statistics show that nearly 40% of all children in the United States are born out of wedlock. Nearly 35% of Caucasian children are born out of wedlock. More than half of Hispanic children are born out of wedlock and more than 70% of African-American children are born out of wedlock. Which mean 1 out of 3 children live in homes without their biological fathers. This means 24 million kids are growing up in homes without their Dads. Which constitutes them being 5 times likely to be poor. Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school and 3 times as likely to become incarcerated. Studies have shown that Fatherless children have more emotional and physiological problems and that 71% of pregnant teenagers derive from fatherless homes and the same rate of male drop-outs are from households where that Father is absent.