It is impossible to define fatherhood in one picture, definition or example. You have various degrees of father involvement and engagement. You have some fathers who live with their children and some who live outside the home. Some fathers are married, some divorced and some who have never been married to the child’s mother. In addition, you may have step fathers, adoptive fathers, and foster fathers; all of whom play a role in child rearing. With the diversity of the fatherhood role it is important to look at the ways that father engagement plays in positive outcomes in children.