The dictionary doesn't even begin to cover the meaning of fatherhood. I experienced a birth father, a stepfather and a paternal grandfather in my life. My children have experienced a sperm donor, adoptive father and a maternal grandfather in their lives.
I treasure memories of happy events with these men in my life.
- 1.a man in relation to his natural child or children.
synonyms: dad; More
- 2.(often as a title or form of address) a priest."pray for me, Father"
synonyms: priest, pastor, parson, clergyman, cleric, minister, preacher; More
- 1.be the father of."he fathered three children"
synonyms: parent, be the father of, bring into the world, spawn, sire, breed;