PHOTOS: Fighting for Fatherhood

Christopher Skelton, 38, helps his daughter Allyson, 8, pack clothes out of her dresser into boxes June 6, 2016 to prepare for their move from a two bedroom triplex residence to a four bedroom Habitat for Humanity home in Tyler. Skelton overcame addiction to get custody of his three youngest children back.

Avrey 11, and Allyson, 8, help their father Christopher Skelton, 38, of Tyler, with laundry at Express Lavanderia June 6, 2016. It was the last night the family had to leave their home for laundry. The family moved into a Habitat for Humanity home with their own laundry room two days later.

Christopher Skelton, 38, of Tyler, does construction work on the site of a Habitat for Humanity home in Tyler May 28, 2016. As a Habitat for Humanity client, Skelton is required to help build homes before receiving his own home.

Christopher Skelton, 38, of Tyler, works his job at Designer Graphics June 8, 2016. Skelton’s employers have been a big help to him letting him have time off when needed to take periodic drug tests and work toward owning his own home through Habitat for Humanity.

A visitor’s badge from a visit to his child’s school hangs on the refrigerator at Christopher Skelton’s home in Tyler. The single father was raising three children in this small home before receiving a much larger home through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton arrives home with his three youngest children after picking them up from daycare June 6, 2016. The single father was raising the children in this small triplex in Tyler before receiving a much larger home through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton and his children Kaleb, 10, Avrey, 11, and Allyson, 8, start to pack up items June 6, 2016 two days before they move houses. The single father and his children were living in this small, two bedroom home before receiving a much larger four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton prepares dinner plates for his children Avrey, 11, Kaleb, 10, and Allyson, 8, at his home in Tyler. The single father and his children were living in this small, two bedroom home before receiving a much larger four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton prepares dinner plates for his children Allyson, 8, Kaleb, 10, and Avrey, 11, at his home in Tyler between washing and drying laundry at the laundromat down the street. The single father and his children were living in this small, two bedroom home before receiving a much larger four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

A small wall separates the living room from the kitchen as Allyson Skelton, 8, does the dishes after dinner with her two brothers and father at their home in Tyler June 6, 2016.

Judge Carole Clark of the 321st District Court in Smith County who oversees the drug court program, congratulates Christopher Skelton at his closing for a Habitat for Humanity house. The single father and his three children went from a two bedroom home to a four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

A crowd watches as Christopher Skelton signs his closing paperwork at Central Title Company June 8, 2016. The single father and his three children went from a two bedroom home to a four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton signs his closing paperwork at Central Title Company June 8, 2016. The single father and his three children went from a two bedroom home to a four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton moves a bed frame into his new home just hours after signing his closing paperwork June 8, 2016. The single father and his three children went from a two bedroom home to a four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

Kaleb Skelton, 10, smiles on his first night in his own bedroom at his new house his father obtained through Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher Skelton talks on the phone during a break from moving furniture into his new home in Tyler June 8, 2016. After much hard work, the single father and his three children moved out of a small two bedroom home to large a four bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity.

Date

June 18, 2016