I got pregnant when I was sixteen after I'd been with my now husband for almost two years. He was nineteen. I was told by pretty much all of my family to give the baby up for adoption, but we decided to keep it. In the town we live in, jobs are scarce so we had to stay with my mom until we got on our feet, but now we have our own place and have had it for some time. Yes, we are on foodstamps and my daughter is on Medicaid, but that's only temporary assistance until my husband get a better job. We don't plan to live off it forever, but right now, we honestly need it and I'm not ashamed of that.
I know I cant stop people from posting judgy things but I do ask that you keep hurtful comments to yourself. You're an adult and so you should act like it. Posting mean comments on a thread that's supposed to be supportive only has a negative effect, unless you just like being mean. So, please leave this thread if you dont have anything supportive to say.