For all the mothers in this group do not be discouraged. It is okay to be scared and do not listen to anyone telling you anything negative. Listen to your heart. I am not on here much as I am very busy with all of my children, in a custody battle for my second and thrird sons, three of my sons have ADHA and other mental illnesses, a 2 year old, full time college student, disabled Veteran, and advocate for Victims and Children of Abuse. You can call or text me at 270-272-2283 is it is an emergency though.
I was 16 when I got pregnant with my first son, who is now 14 and was just diagnosed with Bipolar I. he is absolutely amazing and helps many other teens like himself, who self harm and want to committ suide. Child Protective Services tried very hard to talk me into getting an abortion or putting him up for adoption, but I stood my ground and thankfully my wonderful foster parents, who never got to adopt me stood beside my decision. They are Christians and taught me that the moment a child is created in your body it is a live and God gave you that life as a gift to protect, love, and nuture. I do that without fear, hesitation, and NO ONE will stand in my way of that.
So fear not ladies. I can tell you if you have a heart and the will there is a way no matter how many people tell you that you can not and I also did it without welfare or food stamps or any family supporting me. It was not easy and I worked very hard every day, had no social life, and could not afford name brand stuff but I have one amzing 14 yer old son that makes me prouder than any Army Award I ever recieved in Combat. The picture is of my son on the left with his best friend after I did weapons training with them.