Don’t assume the fatherless will be dysfunctional parents for lack of parental influence. Parenting is mastered by connecting with the fatherhood of Abba Father. Furthermore, fatherlessness can actually prepare for parenting:
“So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh.” ~ Genesis 45:8
It was Joseph’s fatherlessness in prison that prepared him to be a father to Pharaoh. In prison, Joseph had to find God as his Father. That’s what made him a father to Pharaoh.
An excerpt from Minute Meditations