Claim: Photograph shows a pregnant woman waiting to welcome home a military husband who couldn’t have fathered the child she’s carrying.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2010]
A photo seems to be making the rounds on all the “fail” sites. It shows a pregnant woman with “Welcome home daddy” written on her stomach. Images imply that the “father” is returning from a
Origins: In its original unadorned state, the photograph displayed above appears to feature a heavily pregnant woman (with the words “WELCOME HOME DADDY” inked across her exposed belly) waiting with her young son to welcome her husband home from an extended absence. But captioning and text that has been added to circulated versions of the photo suggest the man whom the mother and son are waiting for is a
US President Barack Obama warned of “difficult days ahead” in Iraq as US troops withdraw from towns and cities, six years after the invasion. Here a young boy reacts upon seeing his father return from a
There are several possible non-adulterous explanations for how a soldier returning from a year-long deployment overseas could be coming home to greet a pregnant wife, the simplest being that the couple had gotten together in previous months while the husband was on leave. That explanation is indeed the genuine back story to this picture, as noted in the caption to one of the other photographs in this sequence taken from an
Kendra Kaplan, 5 months pregnant, watches as her husband SSG Joshua Kaplan and fellow U.S. Army soldiers arrive on
Last updated: 22 January 2016
Walker, Craig F. “Secret Intel for Soldier.” The Denver Post. 19 August 2009 (p. B1).