I had my baby when I was 16.5, and I love him more than ANYBODY in the world... he's seriously the best thing that's ever happened in my life... and then I choose to get pregnant a second time about 4 months after I turned 17 (because of medical reasons)*I'm pregnant now*, and to be honest... these two kids are amazing. My little boy is SO smart and funny. I love the kid. It's hard, I won't lie, and I by no means encourage getting pregnant so young, but people do handle it.It is sad when babies have babies. I knew a girl who was 11, when she had a baby, and she was so miserable. The idea of supporting teen pregnancies is bad enough. Although, there are a few mature teens that can handle it, most are just having babies for the benefits, and that is truly sad. The child isn't really loved, it's just a money baby, what a sad state we seem to be in anymore. I just hope who ever this 10 year old is her parents hang the ass who had sex with her.
I work, I go to school, I have my own place (well me and my boyfriend), I take care of my kid(s), we pay our own bills and what not... the only help we get from the government or whatever is, I pay 50$ for insurance a month (I could get it free, but I feel bad getting ANYTHING for free, even my parents so erm... I went that route)... and I'm pretty sure it's through the government, I'm not sure... the whole thing confuses me. they send me a bill I send them a check... I get insurance, I keep more money... works for me.
I think it's sick and cruel to have kids for money or whatever... I could NEVER not love my baby. Like I said he means the world to me... I'd rather hang out with him than anybody really.
What's more distrubing is... kids having kids that young... I NEVER thought about sex until I was like 15... I dated my boyfriend for over a year without having sex at all (then of course ya know.. I get pregnant the first time...) but it's disturbing really. It's sad... and how can someone that young have kids and love them?(or support them?)... I mean, they're not mature enough really to give up their attention to give to their kids... honestly. I dunno...
***sorry, tired rambling random mind working here... LONG day, apologize for long meaningless blah blah posts***