Zip Code:
Provider Type:

          "It's My Baby Too!"

          July 25, 2008

          Attention men: If you have a child on the way, or dream of being a father some day, a little-known law could keep you from having any rights to your child.



          An Obscure Law

          Esther and Bryce dated for a month before Esther became pregnant. After they broke up, he says she placed their baby for adoption before he even knew she was born. Esther says Bryce became violent and would be an unfit father.


          “This is about war. I’m fighting for my daughter.”



          Grandparents at Odds

          Bryce’s mother, Chris, is devastated she can’t see her grandchild and upset that Esther and her parents may get access to the baby because they know the adoptive family. Esther’s parents say the child will have a better life now.


          “You are not going to get rid of my grandchild.” 



          A Father’s Fear

          Bryce says Esther’s father, Dylane, is responsible for giving his baby away. Dylane says Bryce has threatened him and his family. He fears Bryce could kill them.



          “I feel he wants to kill Esther so we know what it’s like to feel the loss of a child.” 



          What Now?

          The lawyers in this case weigh in about the little-known law and the Putative Fathers Registry. Is the law unconstitutional and unfair to men? Plus, an advocate for fathers’ rights joins the show. What can men do to protect themselves?


          “First of all, be on notice, single men!” 

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!


          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

          Be on the Show

          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons