Being A Young Parent: The Pros and the Cons

In my experience, I have seen many young parents give their children up for adoption because they cannot take care of them. I was curious to know why. I believe babies are best thing that could happen to a person. Then it dawned on me, maybe it’s the lack of support.

Many teens feel like their whole world is about to end when they find out they are pregnant. At times their parents kick them out their house and leave them to fend for themselves. A lot of teens also drop out of school, which is tough because without an education they cannot provide a lot of things for their children.

After I found out I was pregnant, the father bailed out on me but I knew I couldn’t leave my son hanging. I had to do everything in my power to succeed in life so he could live a comfortably. I stayed in school and graduated with Honors. I then worked my way up to a four-year college. I plan to stay here, work hard and be a successful woman.

Maybe some teens do not know about programs they can enroll in like Crittenton’s Womens Union, WIC or other resources that can help them raise their child and give them the support they need. Maybe that’s why they give up. Children are blessings and no matter how hard it is, there is always a way and always someone to help. If you believe in yourself and push youself, young parents can raise their children and watch them succeed in life.

1 comment

  1. Maxine, you are honestly such a role model to me and I’m sure to many other teens who have read your blog.
    I was adopted when I was 3, and I also wondered how come my mother put me up for adoption. I often thought, did she not want me? Maybe, she didn’t love me. Or, maybe I was a mistake and ruined her life. I’ve struggled with so many thoughts of this through my life. And then I thought, maybe it wasn’t cause she didn’t want me or any of these negative thoughs I had. Maybe, she loved me so much that she wanted the best for me and she knew she couldn’t give me that. I still don’t know the true answer to this, which I struggle with. But, as a mother, I know that I want everything and the best for my son =)
    I really enjoyed reading your blog ❤

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