Welcome to A Child’s Right! This 100% volunteer organization is dedicated to a child's fundamental right to be loved, guided, nurtured and educated by both fit and willing parents. To deny this is wrong. To deny this IS child abuse. Watch the video at the very bottom of this webpage and ask yourself if this is in the "best interests of the children".
On this website you will find plenty of useful information and it will be updated frequently! You will find information on the benefits of shared parenting, children and parental rights events, Title IV-D, Support: System Down - The Movie, recommended blogs, A Child’s Right videos, volunteer opportunities, and our newly revised A Child’s Right store.
You can also find a large number of resources in our left-hand sidebar of our website. There you will also find a list of additional links which you may find very helpful.
A Child’s Right advocates what current research, common sense, and public opinion demands; EQUAL parenting by BOTH fit and willing parents. It is a Child’s Right to have EQUAL and substantial time with BOTH fit and willing parents after a divorce. It is also a fit parent’s right to have EQUAL time with his/her children after a divorce without government interference. Our name, is based on our organizations co-founder’s experience to play an active role in his children’s lives. We welcome fathers, mothers, grandparents, and non-custodial parents of all genders to become a part of our organization. In fact, roughly 35% of our organization are mothers, step-mothers, and grandmothers.
We can not complete our desperately needed work without your input and active participation! Help us make a difference in Michigan children’s lives. VOLUNTEER NOW!
Live in Michigan? Be sure to join our Meetup group - photo and contact information is required for approval. This group is only for those dedicated to daily action in support of Equal Parenting.
We are very thankful for the hard work of our many volunteers and we would especially like to thank our Executive Director - Darrick Scott-Farnsworth for his dedication to Equal Parenting in Michigan.
**A Child's Right is in the process of filing for 501(c)3 status.**
Darrick Scott-Farnsworth (below) working the crowd at an Equal Parenting event.
"Although the dispute is symbolized by a 'versus' which signifies two adverse parties at opposite poles of a line, there is in fact a third party whose interests and rights make of the line a triangle. That person, the child who is not an official party to the lawsuit but whose well-being is in the eye of the controversy, has a right to shared parenting when both are equally suited to provide it. Inherent in the express public policy is a recognition of the child's right to equal access and opportunity with both parents, the right to be guided and nurtured by both parents, the right to have major decisions made by the application of both parents' wisdom, judgement and experience. The child does not forfeit these rights when the parents divorce."
Judge Dorothy T. Beasley, Georgia Court of Appeals, In the Interest of A.R.B., a Child, July 2, 1993
"The Fourteenth Amendment provides that no State shall 'deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of the law.' We have long recognized that the Amendment's Due Process Clause like its Fifth Amendment counterpart, 'guarantees more than fair process.' The Clause includes a substantive component that 'provides heightened protection against governmental interference with certain fundamental rights and liberty interest" and "the liberty interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children-is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interest recognized by this Court."
Troxel v. Granville, 527 U.S. 1069 (1999) Justice O'Connor, speaking for the Court.
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Former Michigan Friend of the Court Worker Blows the Whistle in Washington, D.C.