teen pregnancy

The Sad End of an Adoption Story

When a high school friend dies unexpectedly, I am sad for obvious and for unexpected reasons. My thoughts go to her unknown daughter.

Becoming Mothers: I’m Alive, Because I’m a Mom–A Teenage Mom’s Experience

What do you get when you mix a 17-year-old girl who lives with friends, has no boundaries and no desire to obey the rules that governed most people? You get Me. Everybody thought I was too young, no one said it but one could read it in their gaze when they saw my swollen belly. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I saw those two blue lines on the test, “That is the bluest blue I’ve ever seen.” I cried that night. When I awoke the next day, something in me snapped. I decided that this little baby was my only saving grace. I had a modeling shoot a few weeks later and was chosen as a finalist, before me was a decision, end my pregnancy to pursue my dream or place selfishness on the back burner and give another life a chance. The decision was an easy one. My path after that was l...