I am 18 and was emancipated some time ago. I have been raising my kid (now kidS) ages 27m & 11 weeks and finally decided on a career in youth corrections. I passed my entrance exams no prob but my parents wouldn't give me tax forms needed for financial aid. After months of the school, me, a pastor, and legal aid trying to make it happen, they would not budge. School eventually said to wait a few years when I wouldn't need parents tax info anymore. Financial aid director had a private meeting with me and said there's another way.... and less than 2 weeks later I married a gay friend and returned to school with his last years tax forms and my marriage certificate. This process and the stalling took every spare penny I had and I emptied piggy banks and couch cushions for bus fare and diaper wipes.
Fast forward to NOW and college is good to go, supposed to be starting in mid/late August. New problem... day care wont take us til after Christmas. When I started this process my kids were in the same age group (baby class) but now they're not. There's no negotiating this, no asking nicely, etc
In mean time since I'm married, food stamps are hugely down and rent/water/utilities/etc is hugely up. I cannot use my student loans for huggies and bananas.
I have ZERO clue what to do now... I am absolutely stuck. There is no one to watch the kids for free and my "husband" has never been alone with them. My parents are off the table obviously and kids dad is out of picture except for his generous $87 a month payment
Asked by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jun. 26, 2013 in Money & Work
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