The following post was a comment from a young girl that has posted here a few times. Her name is Allie. Once you read her inspiring post you will see why I chose to post it as a new entry. Allie is such a strong young lady and has become an inspiration to me and other readers. May we all have her strength and courage. God Bless you and your baby Allie.
I am writing this for anyone who thinks there is not hope. ( There is ) I am 17 and my stepfather molested me, beat me, screamed at me, and so much more, from the time I was 2 until I was 13. As a result of this abuse I had became pregnant. Me and my six siblings were put into foster care when my school found out I was pregnant. At this point my siblings did not understand what was going on and blamed me for everything ( after all I did ruin the family in there eyes). Even though the abuse was over I still had some tough decisions to make I had to choose if I was going to put my baby up for adoption or keep it. If I kept the baby I had to stay in foster care until I turned 18 or until a family member would take me, however none of my family would allow me to stay with them with a baby. For most people that kind of decision may have been easy to make give the baby up to a family that wants a child. Well I could not do that ( I had already raised my brothers and sisters how hard can it be) it is extremely difficult. I ended up having a little girl three months before my 14 birthday. I named her Abigayle. She is what has kept me going in life. I dont have time to be depressed or down I have a little girl that needs me. Abigayle has given me the strength to go on in my life and yes forgive. I have been able to turn such an evil thing into something wonderful. I want you all to know that I am graduating high school, I am going to college in the summer, working a full time job, and I still spend time with my daughter.I dont know how I do it all but I do it because I have to. I did not make the choice to get pregnant but I decided what I was going to do about it. I want everybody to know that there is help out there, and there are people willing to help, you just have to have the strength to ask, you have to know that nothing that has happened to you is your frault no matter how many people tell you it is. it is wrong. I f your like me and your family has all walked out on you create your own. I have had to create my family out of my friends and they are forever. Hang in there everyone.
If you ever need help and it seems like there is nobody to turn to a great resource is the crisis intervention hotline. They can be located in every phone book. Best wishes and Good luck.