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Old 01-12-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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It's kinda weird how there's no posts here...anyway, I just turned 17 and I have a baby daughter, Amaya Jade. A month after Amaya was born, her mom decided that she didn't want a baby after all. So I've been a single dad for almost all of Amaya's life. Right now my parents can't stand to look at me, I've dropped out of school to take care of my daughter and balance three jobs around, and on top of that my parents kick me out every couple of months. If it hadn't been for Amaya, I'd probably be dead or living out of my car or something...I'd really like to see more teen dads here, but I guess I can't force them to show up, so whatever. If anybody wants to talk, just let me know.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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Hey single mom of 3 here and I"m now 26 but when I was seventeen I was married pregnant and had a 16mnth old we were head forward about having a family well my husband was going through boot camp and when we reunited with 2 kids instead of one he went over boared to. he said he didn't want the responsiblity any more bla bla bla so married and divorced with 2kids at 18 and I tell you what its hard but you will form a bond with your daughter that is so super. You kinda grow up together. ya know. But a little advice after I got my feet on the ground and my head quite spinning I went back got my GED and then took almost 3yrs of college it took me that long to get associtates (w/2kids and job) but it was worth it. stay focused for you and your daughter and good luck... YOur doing awesome and whats right. Karma -God-whatever will be looking out for you...
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Old 01-13-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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WOW!!!! Good for you, I'm standing up and clapping for you! Taking that kind of responsibility at 17 is awesome-your parents don't know what they're missing. How old is Amaya now? That is a beautiful name and most likely for a beautiful daddy's girl! Why don't you come up top to open discussions, and such, and join in, there aren't many single dads on the site and we'd love to have you! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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Old 01-13-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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Amaya's just about sixteen months (I was surprised doing the math right now, they grow up so fast), and thanks for all your support.
I think my parents do know what they're missing, they just don't care what they're missing.
Anyone who wants to just talk, let me know.
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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Wow you sound like a wonderful mature dude-- the world needs more men like you!! Your daughter is very lucky to have you and for her mother screw her she sucks --- Im glad your in your daughters life!!!!!


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Old 01-14-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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Hi and welcome.
May I say, if you can handle that much responsibilty at your age and enjoy it.Even though you have made sacrificies for your love of your daughter. WELL DONE!!!!!
Education can wait until she is a little older,but I take my hat off to you if you are prepared to hold down 3 jobs to provide for her.

If you need any help ask around or you can PM me I have 3 girls 2,4 and 6

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:49 PM   #7
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im breathless...you are only 17 years old! bless your perfect soul!!! your daughter is going to thank you one day. please feel free to write in any column!!! how are you doing it? i hope you are able to get some rest thats very important!!!! i will keep you in my prayers! im really sorry that your parents are treating you like this. in the end they lose. remember "all things do pass" bless your heart.
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:06 PM   #8
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hi any single teen fathers out there my name is jessica i am 15 i have a 15 mt old son he means every thing to me.other guys that i have been with do not understand
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Old 03-22-2004, 04:46 PM   #9
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Wow. It isn't often that we single fathers, let alone young single fathers. I am a single mom of twins, one boy one girl. They are two years (25 months). I am now 16, almost seventeen. If you want someone to talk to, or to brag to, or to complain to, or jsut whatever, I am here.


Please keep m e updated. Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:26 AM   #10
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u sound like a great daddy and i dont even know u and i have a huge amount of respect for u..im 17 single 3 months pregnent and very scared..the father has walked out on me and if u need to chat about anything i dont care what thanks for being a real man and excepting the fact u made a mistake but your only human..bye bye
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:58 AM   #11
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Just a word of caution ladies. It's generally considered safest not to post your email address onto the open forum. You might want to consider editing it from your post, and make contact through private message system. Members are notified by email when they receive a PM.

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Old 10-14-2004, 09:31 PM   #12
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Congratulations, I wish you had more family support. Does your school have a student parenting program? My son (16) has a 14 month old, beautiful daughter. She goes to daycare while he is in school. This program is through the Texas workforce Commission. It pays 100% of the daycare expenses. Also, WIC and other Social Service programs should be available to you. You HAVE to get an education. It is good to see another teen father taking responsibility and JOY in their daughters. My son skipped a year and is graduating in May. Then college. Try to find out about local colleges or talk to your school counselor. There is so much available to make your life better. Good Luck
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:33 PM   #13
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Hats off to you man! I wish that the father of my baby could be so caring. I am 16 and I have an 18 month old baby boy. Your daughter is lucky to have you.
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:20 PM   #14
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Your daughter is very lucky to have you as you are to have her. I think your parents will come around eventually, they know what they are missing and they come across as if they do not care but they do, honey. They really do care, they just do not know how to handle seeing their son "throw his life away" as so many people would say to a teenager with a child. For the young ladies and men who have children at such young young ages, you know how hard it is. But you may not know how important your education is. You will not be successful in life if you do not have an education, please your children will be better off in the long run if you get a degree. I am pregnant and decided to go back to school for a Master's degree because I knew if I want to advance in the field of Social Work a master's degree is critical to providing a better life for my daughter. I know it will be hard to work, raise my daughter and go to school but I can only think that she will be better off when I can provide more for her in the next 21 years of her life and forever. Get a degree young parents, a degree of any kind that will give you the financial background to stand on your own to feet and make sure there is enough food on the table and good child care for your kids.
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Old 11-03-2004, 02:02 PM   #15
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I think you did the right thing i wish there was more guys like you out there. I'm 15 and four moths pregnant. my baby's dad is 18 and my baby will be his 3rd I'm th eonly one that he has staye with throuhg my pregnacy so far n-e-ways. I hope everything goes good for you if ypu want to chat I'm here.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:32 PM   #16
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do you have messenger daddy?
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Old 11-24-2004, 01:17 PM   #17
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Wow, I got to say you are truley a great dad. Being as young as you are, not many are as responsible as you! Give yourself a pat on the back.I pray for the best; for you and your litte daughter. If you ever need to talk I'm here for you!!


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Old 12-09-2004, 01:43 PM   #18
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im doing a speech on teen fathers if u can help me, post it here
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:51 PM   #19
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Shayne, welcome to the site.

You will probably get more responses by starting a new topic asking for help. Since it's specific to teen fathers you can post one here. Eventually it'll be moved to Single Parents Writers forum.
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Hi Shayne, ask away. Anything I can't help you woth my son can.
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you really are an amazing guy! most guys at seventeen cant commit to one girl let alone raise a child. the world really does need more guys like you!

being an expecting mother im going to hold my opinion on a mother that would throw her child aside especially having such a wonderful man to back her up.

your daughter will be grateful for you one day and you really cant break the bond between parent and child.
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Pity he never came back.....do you think it's a troll?

5 - 6 years ago that message.
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I truly admire you for what you have done!! Other 17 year Olds probably would have dropped their kids off at the grandparents and just leave. I am a single mother of two children. Me and their father have came to an agreement that we would take one girl. I have a 2 month old living with me right now. And he has our other daughter and she's 3.
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are you troll ??
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Hi Everyone,

This has been a very useful thread. I have found this site to be an excellent and helpful resource for me in the past. they also have a forum for people to share advice and support and have merged with the mental health charity called mind.
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