Father Writes Open Letter About His Girlfriend Abandoning Their One-Month-Old Baby

For another inspiring story about parenthood, watch the video below to learn about the young mother who recorded a heartbreaking video for her baby boy before giving him up for adoption.

So inspired was he that he shared his story with other followers of 'Life of Dad' and soon enough it became viral:

"Life of Dad, My name is Richard Johnson, and I'm a single father to a beautiful little girl named Persephone. Her mother left about a month after she was born. We still don't know exactly why, but we suspect post-partum depression played a part. In the first few weeks of it being just her and me, I stumbled upon your page by accident. I was so nervous and scared about being a father in general, but now I was a single father and had to fulfill two roles. I wasn't sure I could do it."

"I had read every "new parent" book I could find and clocked in over 1000 hours in YouTube videos from everything to braiding hair and painting nails to theories on how to deal with common parental issues. I then started to watch your page more closely and saw that there were other fathers out there who were in similar predicaments as me. The page started to turn into a major confidence booster and really helped me through all of this."

"I always look forward to photo submissions and reading the stories of some of the awesome dads out there in this community. You truly helped my daughter and me through a very difficult time."

"We're both very happy now and continue to grow together every day. She's now 10 months, and I now get asked by my friends for parenting advice constantly."

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