AMIGO Dads was founded in Singapore by Carlos Mari in 2014, as a support group for “stay-at-home-dads” -men that as a result of life choices, job redundancies, market rationalisation, bankruptcy or immigration policies (as in my case) have to pull their weight and contribute to support their families by becoming a “stay-at-home-dad”: the CXO of the house.

At AMIGO Dads we celebrate the involvement of fathers and their contributions in the development of happy and emotionally balanced children. We share experiences and interests, and celebrate fatherhood.

The name of the group is a “backcronym” that implies a few realities of “stay-at-home-dads” in a tongue-in-cheek way:

Another
Male
Income-dependent, stay-at-home…
Great guy
Otherwise…
Carla and Carlos in the Tate Modern, London

Carla and Carlos in the Tate Modern, London, 2017

AMIGO also means “friend” in Spanish.

We are, after all, a group of friends with children that want to overcome the perceptions about traditional gender roles in the family structure. AMIGO Dads reclaims the importance of an involved fatherhood in the development of a happy child, and “stay-at-home-dads” are the most involved dads of them all.

Our Mission Statement

“To provide support for stay-at-home fathers and fun, educational activities for their children. To achieve this goal we are a support group, an editorial channel and a self-help group, open to parents of any gender.”