Richard Johnson's daughter was born in January of 2015. Almost immediately after her birth, his wife ran away with her to California. Then His wife contacted him saying he would give their daughter up for adoption unless he came and took the baby from her. Richard immediately travelled to California and picked up his daughter. Not knowing what to do next he reached out to people on Facebook by reaching out to a page called "Life of Dad" where he asked questions, and shared his experience as a single dad.
"Life Of Dad"
"My name is Richard Johnson, and I’m a single father to a beautiful little girl named Persephone. Her mother left about a month after she was born. We still don’t know exactly why, but we suspect postpartum depression played a part. In the first few weeks of it being just her and me, I stumbled upon your page by accident. I was so nervous and scared about being a father in general, but now I was a single father and had to fulfil two roles. I wasn’t sure I could do it."