Why do some men wear jackets?

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wear-jacket.jpgIn Jamaica, a 'jacket' is a child who is given to a man who is not the biological father. Please note that in most cases, the man genuinely believes that the child is his, even though his relatives and friends may be suspicious and point out their feelings to him.

Of note too is that men are known to wear 'jackets' with immense pride, even to the extent of loving the jackets even more than they love the children who are rightfully theirs.

Statistics show that up to seventy percent of Jamaican men are wearing 'jackets' and with the availability of DNA, more and more men are finding out for sure that the kids aren't theirs.

But, it is interesting that court records also show that many of these fathers, after the devastation of finding out that the child they have loved and nurtured for so long is a jacket, simply bounce back and go through the legal system and legally adopt the children.

So big up to all Jamaican man who love up dem jacket pickney. After all, it's not the child's fault.

If the jacket fits, wear it.After all, it takes more than the donation of some sper to be a great dad.