Happy Father's Day! Photos of Men Welcoming Fatherhood

Photo by: pete.holmes/flickr
"A proud moment!," pete.holmes wrote of this picture of him and his son, Benjamin . "This is the first ever picture of my eldest son (nearly 6 years old now) in my arms. ... more 
Photo by: pete.holmes/flickr
"A proud moment!," pete.holmes wrote of this picture of him and his son, Benjamin . "This is the first ever picture of my eldest son (nearly 6 years old now) in my arms. Born by emergency Caesarian, he was fairly small when he arrived and they wrapped him in bubblewrap! Coincidentally, the midwife in the background had a baby the same time as our second child and is now a good friend. Not too keen on the 'blue hospital look' though I like the fact I'm also wearing my wife's watch." less 
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Fri, Jun 15, 2012 11:44 AM EDT
If having a child makes us moms, then every time a new little one comes into our lives -- by birth, by marriage, by adoption -- a new dad is born, too. Last month, we asked the Shine community to share their first photos as a mom, and the results were simply wonderful. This month, readers offered up snapshots of the men they love with the children they adore. Here are 15 of the photos that brought tears to our eyes (in a good way, of course!) -- Lylah M. Alphonse, Shine Staff.