First of all your life is going to be full of wonder and even though you conceived the child in such a horrific way you choose to keep the baby - a Hard decision. I hope that you have a lot of support from your family.
Take heart from the fact that not all is lost - you can go for your GED many schools have a study program with mother and tots program so you can take your baby with you to school.
Once you have graduated high school or have received your GED there are more options open to you.
There are also all sorts of programs to help you to achieve your goals - if you have a family member or someone who watch your baby you can go to night school to get your RN certification and there are also programs to help you with governmental grants you can find out about those grants and or financial assistace ( or even scholerships) through the financial aid office of the local junior college, college or university.
Becoming a mother is not the end of your life it just gets a bit harder, just because your so young does not mean that you can not have a future. You have goals you just need to find the right way to acheive them and I am sure you will.
A little story to help you out -
I was a senior in high school and A friend of mine who was a freshman was raped and she became pregant she agonized over the decision of if she should keep the baby, abort the baby or put the baby up for adoption. She had a lot of support at home from her family.
She chose to have and keep the baby as she would have a lot of support from her family, she ended up switching to a school that allowed her to have her baby with her there, which helped her out she graduated and then she went to college at night and worked part time during the day - the college she went to had a home study program as well. So it worked out for her, in order for her to go to college, she received financial aide in form of a grant she worked one of the jobs she held also helped to pay for her education to make her better at her job and she advanced.
She is now much older has had a great education which she helped paid for and she was NEVER on welfare because she was determined. Her baby never suffered nor wanted for anything shes a great mom.
If you are half as determined as she was you can do it - start with something like a CNA course fairly cheap and work your way up - you can get a job and sometimes where you work might have programs to help you to further your education and still work :)
I hope this has helped you and Good Luck :)
You cant. You have no future and you will have a life of welfare. Face it, you screwed up
You need to worry about passing high school, then getting into a college, and then paying for it. I'm sure there are many loans out there for you to receive. You have to meet salary requirements, as do you parents, if you are still in their care. After that, if you're approved, paying for college will not be a big deal. When you graduate, if you receive a loan, you start repaying, usually a month or two after you graduate, in monthly payments. I would honestly concentrate on high school, being a good mother, and keeping your eye on what it is that you want to do, while keeping in mind that there are two people you are doing EVERYTHING for now. Good Luck!
You're 14 and have a baby? Good luck. Not only would you have to worry about day care, high school comes first. You will probably miss a lot of days because of doctor's appointments, and sickness. You should have waited to become a mother until you were more mature.
Work on high school first. It's not going to be easy, but if you make it through high school with your brain in tact, you'll be able to get student loans and scholarships/grants toward your education.
You'll probably wind up heavily in debt for some years, but you'll be able to work out of it with hard work and a good job as a nurse.
First finish high school. Start looking into the schools you want to attend your junior and senior year. Select a couple of schools go meet the admissions counselors. I'm sure you will be eligible for grants, financial aid, or student loans.
I am sorry you were raped. Ignore the first users comment that is just plan rude. I would go talk to counselor at your school. Don't loose hope or your dreams. Keep your head up and search the internet, go to the library, talk to other teen moms. Were there is a will there is way!
Sweetheart, PLEASE be responsible with your body and mind in the coming years so you do not limit your options (or your child). Sorry for the rape but don't get caught up in the kinds of guilt and blame that sometimes tortures victims and stifles their personal growth.
Okay, yes, you will be able to go to college. Please be sure to enroll in a college prep curriculum, keep your grades up and do well on the ACT/SAT (there are prep courses for these exams).
You do not have to be one of the statistics. Stay focused and surround yourself with positive people that will encourage and support you in your educational pursuits.
Good luck...you and your child.
Work hard in high school so you may get into a good college. There are loans, scholarships and because you have a baby you would get significant financial aid. Also, you may end up getting a job where they would cover your tuition. You can definitely do this. When you are old enough, I would suggest volunteering in a hospital or becoming a nurse's aid. They pay for training for the certification and the job itself pays rather well. Plus, it will provide you with experience as well as cover some college credits. Good luck honey and I'm sorry you had to go through such a horrible experience. You are amazing for not letting an obstacle ruin your life. Go get 'em!
Ok your thinking to ahead, You need to get a job, publix or somwhere they will hire you, were are you living in a shack? who is supporting you? you know what your saying, your saying this i want to go to middle school but i havent been to elementary school, your skipping a whole lot, take your GED when your sixteen. Then keep working then you will aford college if your consistent you will get there. And it matters of how much you really want it. you have plenty years to save up.
Have you finished high school yet? Your counselor can help you in the right direction too. There is a big need for RN's and a lot of hospitals who are willing to pay for your education if you go to work for them once you get your degree. Also, you may qualify for financial aid and free child care while you go to college. There are a lot of options for you, but concentrate on finishing high school first and get good grades. Good luck. I wish you the best.
Don't listen to these people. The government wants you to succeed. There are a million and 1 programs offered to single mothers that are made and designed especially for those in your situation. Check with your local Libraries, Schools, Social Service Office, Churches. Someone can help you finish High School and get into a reputable College or Trade School.
some people are so dumb don't listen to them you need to go back to school first and you can do any thing you set your mind to do good luck
Telephone the colleges in your area and get the information for the nursing programs they offer.
Some colleges now have an attached day-care facility where the students may leave their children while they attend classes.
There are student loans and bursaries programs and you need to see a guidance counsellor who can supply you with that kind of information.
For now, take good care of yourself and your child. Finish high school, even though it may be difficult at times to juggle your responsibilities.
If you are interested in nursing, hold on to your dream. Read all you can about this type of training. Keep your school marks up. If you are having difficulty in any of the required subjects that you must have to enter nursing training, then seek tutoring or extra classes. If you really want to do this, it will happen, but you will have to take things in stages. Just plot your course carefully, and work towards your goals.
God bless you and your baby!
I have a baby and I'm finishing up my Senior year of high school. I applied to a school that offered a 2 years associates RN and i was accepted. Now I'm doing all this financial aid stuff.... my advice.... make sure you keep doing great in high school! Start looking around at colleges. Don't let anyone tell you you cant do it. You having a kid only means you need to do it even more. When you're down and don't think you can do it look at you baby and think of how you want to give her/him a great life. Hang in there girl. you're NOT alone. It's been done plenty of times. The gov will pay for most of your school. Don't worry about costs... just go to school! Chin up!
Don't give up.There are resources out there who can help.First you need to finish high school,babysitters are there for you if you use them right and always drop off and pick up your baby at the right times,then there is summer school for more credits so you can graduate faster.There are bursaries out there and student loans,there is help is you really want it enough.Please,don't give up,i had a baby at fifteen,now my baby is 31.Life is not over for u,it has just begun.God bless and i hope this helps.
First, you need to ignore a lot of people on here. They can't seem to even read. You are very young right now, take one step at a time. First, finish high school or get a GED, whichever one is a start. You may have to live off welfare this is true who knows, but there are a lot more than just one that does and don't want to do anything with their life. They have grants, scholarships, and a lot of other financial aid out there. Just keep going and hold on to your dreams. Somehow, sometimes, they do come true. If you are still in high school there are some that you can attend and at the same time earn credits toward vocational school at the same time.
I am sorry to hear that you were raped, but don't let that stop you from persuing your dreams. Take life one day at a time. It isn't going to be easy, but You can succeed. Right now focus on Completing High School, and doing it with the best grades possible. Good marks on your transcripts will help with getting scolorships in college. If your high school offers it, see if they have Health Occupation Education courses (they teach alot of nursing and nurses aid stuff in that class) Or other elective courses related to Nursing. There are tons of Financial assistance resources for young single mothers in college. Look into a college that offers a Childhood Education Program you can usually get reduced price daycare through them. Check to see if the college has a Women services Center they can be very helpful in getting you all the assistance you need with Fiances and Child care. Good Luck and don't let being a young mother or what other people think or say stop you from going for your dreams.
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