Posts Tagged: Child care

Broke and Alone — It wasn’t love that made me open the door to my daughter’s unstable father

When I was 23 and my doctor told me I was pregnant, I put my head down and burst out crying.

A piece of me felt grateful that God chose me to bring life into the world. But I also felt angry, ashamed, selfish and scared. The father and I had only been dating a short while. Plus, I had a job but he didn’t, and neither of us was financially secure.

Still, when my boyfriend told me that … Read More

Trapped — I know what my son and I need but I can’t afford it

My son was 2 when I aged out of foster care. Soon I was going to college full time, working 40 hours a week and paying my own child care. Things were easier when I had the group home sta to help. once I left care, I had nothing. If I failed, I’d be screwed. and to the shelter we’d go.

I wanted to prove that, just because I grew up in care, there wasn’t anything … Read More