An Ode to Dads—Calling for Odes and Anecdotes that Will Make us Smile, Laugh, and Cry

Often times adoptee stories are about mothers, but it’s important to acknowledge the paternal side of things too, especially given some of the stereotypes that don’t do fatherhood justice. Dads matter.

In that spirit, we’re compiling a special Secret Sons & Daughter’s Ode to Father’s Day to run on Sunday and would love to include you.

Do you have a dad—either biological or by adoption—who has made a difference in your life? Or, like Secret Sons & Daughters’ recent story “Never Will I Know,” is there a Dad out there you never got to meet? Or, is yours an ode to the father you wished you had but didn’t?

Or, maybe you have a dad like Jay on Modern Family or Family Guy’s Peter, then hey, at least you had laughs. Whatever your experience, send two-three sentences that recount an incident and show us your dad in action, or tell us what that word “father” means to you.

Send your ode or anecdote via this FORM and put “Father’s Day” in the subject line. Submission deadline: midnight EST, Friday, June, 13. Lastly, no matter how you celebrate the day, all best wishes for a good one.

NOTE: Accepted contributions will be credited so please include your name. In addition, your submission grants Secret Sons & Daughters the right to publish your piece on the website and corresponding social media. Submissions may be edited for clarity and length.

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