While I have sympathy for the mothers in the story “The struggles of single moms” [News, April 17], and I applaud their efforts to make better lives for their children, nowhere are the fathers of these children mentioned.

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Why aren’t they responsible for at least a portion of the care? I understand there may be many reasons, but it takes two to create a child, and these men are given a pass.

Nancy McCauley, Massapequa