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Serene - posted on 07/18/2014
Being a single parent is very hard but it does get easier as the child gets older. Is there a reason that you want to give up your child, besides what is best for your child. You say you get food stamps, have you thought about applying for TANF?, It is cash assistance for you and your child. You go through a program and they get your child in daycare and help you find a job. It's a self sufficient plan. It's NOT something that you stay on forever like some people claim. It's not aloud. Also apply for medicade for your child and yourself, so when you have a job you won't have to pay for those expensive Insurance deducts out of your paychecks. Also, look for housing. Apply, for section 8!!! Alot of apartments, have there own section 8 housing and there is a short period of time of wait. Also where is the father of your child? If you can't find him then the state will go after him for childsupport. There are Churchs and other organizations that will help you with rent, utilities and groceries. Take advantage of these programs that is what they are for is help you to become sufficeint and to get on your feet. Apply for WIC, they will help you with formula and other things. If you can't find these resouraces for help in your city/town go to the foodstamp office and they will help you. Also call 211. hope every thing works out for you... GL
Jodi - posted on 07/18/2014
How is it that they don't encourage you succeed in life? You are 23, how is that even still their job to do? Isn't it time to take responsibility for your own success? Why did your parents have to even be responsible for buying things for your baby? You made the choice to have the baby, not them. YOUR responsibility. Especially given you are 23 years old. This is the kind of crap I'd expect to hear from a 14 year old.
If you don't have a job, get one. Stop expecting your parents to pick up your pieces for you because you got pregnant.
Where is the father? Hold him accountable too.
If you choose adoption, that is NOT an "until I get where I need to be" option. That's a forever option. You don't ever get your child back. If you choose foster care, you probably won't get your child back either.
I'm not sure what your post has to do with googling churches and charities.You actually might need to get off the computer and visit a church or charity. I'm struggling to understand how it is that you have access to internet and computers, but are homeless, and can't find any help or get off your computer to do something about it. Can't whoever is providing you with the free internet help you?
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