Is there financial support for pregnant teens?
Financial Support For Pregnant Teens There are many programs to help pregnant teens. There is the department of human services, wic, which is at your local health department. You can try churches. Your township might help, too. Every town has their own individual programs, you just might have to look harder to find them. If you have a pregnancy center or a food pantry in or around your town they might be able to tell you more programs and refer you to some. Don't give up. It's always a blessing when you have a child. You will always need to remember that is the most valuble gift you can get in life and you will be ok if you try.
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- I am 15 years old and im 23 weeks pregnant my family is helping me and is so exited but they werent at first!I know theres WIC but i don't think im even elegible for it because my family might make too much money but really we don't....with the cost of food lately its expensive to go to the store even if u watch what ur buying. It costs my family about 250$ at the store when we get everything we need. And we don't even have that much for that. We have like 100$ ha and with 5 ppl in ur family its hard...plus no clothes and im gettin bigger i cant fit into mine ne more i was wearin extra smalls now im in mediums almost larges its hard...i need money for my child i cant even get a job cause im 15 no one will hire me and even if i was 16 or older i probably couldn't get a job ne way cause barely anyones hiring since the economy is so bad and they cant affford it. well im done here but im glad i made the decission to keep my baby girl but its gonna be hard on money!
- If the father isn't around, child support is usually enforced if you are requiring assistance with local and state human resources
- The only financial support pregnant teens should receive is the support from the father of the child. A child is the mothers responsibility, not the mothers parents, or the government but the mother alone and if you make the decision to keep your child then you should raise your child. You may struggle but whatever doesnt kill you will just make you stronger in the end.
- Yes there are financial support for teen mothers. Muh friend is on one now called WIC. And they give her coupons to go to the store and getr diapers babyfood and wat u need to take care of ur baby.
- Contact the DFS in your city or county. They will assist you in finding medical care, WIIC, and if needed living arrangements. There are also agencies to aid in a teen finishing their education, job training and placement, child care expenses and so forth. It takes TWO people to "make" a baby. You will need to name the father, so the state can, if possible recover some of the expenses and if the circumstances warrant begin the legal process of obtaining a child support order.
- I'm changing this entire answer. I am 19 years old and just recently learned that I have become pregnant. I continue to hear this recurrent theme throughout these answers - "Keep it in your pants". Well, you know what, if your mothers and fathers had "kept it in their pants", perhaps you wouldn't be here. I'm going through one of the most difficult times in my life, and "keep it in your pants" is not helping me through it. Perhaps if you all dropped your fundamentalist agendas for a moment, you'd see that YOUR CRITICISM is that which is making the abortion rates skyrocket. Personally, I don't know if there is financial support out there for pregnant teenagers, in fact, that's what I came here to find out. However, for the pregnant teenagers visiting this site, I feel your hardships, and I trust that you will not take the testimony of these ignorant people to heart.
- Forget all those people telling you to keep in their pants because honestly they know nothing. I am 16 years old and found out i am 7 weeks pregnant. Well when I finally told my parents my mom took me to dshs and i now have medical and i have an appointment with WIC and they will give me milk, juice, ceral, chesse and other food..If you havent looked it up find a local WIC office and go to your local dshs if you need medical or food stamps or financial help. I know what you are going through with people saying "keep it in your pants" and i hate that because it's like they have no compassion at all and i also believe that's a reason so many people have abortions. i really hope everything works out for you goodluck
- First off, i'd like to say that I am 17 years old and will be 18 next month and is 10 weeks pregnant. For all you judgemental people out there, who are you to judge others. Mistakes happen just like everyone in here are human. Stop acting like you or anyone you know didnt have a child as a teenager. Some may be able to do more than others. The whole point is that the situation is at hand. There is always an alternative (referring back to the question). There is WIC, public housing, child support, etc. So ignore those losers and keep your baby. Just go online and do some research. Talk to an adult whom you trust and they can help. Good luck on your decisions and remember, who cares what others think. It's your situation and you must deal with it not them. You don't owe anyone of them so keep your head up and do what you have to do.
- I am 16 and I will be 8 months next week. There are a couple of things you nee to think about. First of all let me say that I do not encourage any more posts like the one above mine. It is very immature and I am sure she was still in shock when she wrote it. Angry posts like that just ake us pregnant teens look worse. So here is what I can tell you. You can get WIC, it is very easy to get. If you are not married to the father than you are the child's mother and they will take your income..even if you don't have any. You can not, however, get food stamps. You hae to be 18. You may also be eligable for free health insurance...just go apply the worst thing they can do is say no, and if they do than you can figure it out from there. I very much encourage you to keep your baby, I am also having a girlans after carrying her this long I have fallin in love with her. Honetly my opinion is abortion is just straight up wrong, and as far as adoption, if you were big enough to lay down and have sex than you are big enough to do what it takes to take care of YOUR child.
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A counselor from school referred me to a local support group at a nearby highschool, you may want to try that. There's a lot more girls out there in your situation than you ma…y think! I don't know if there is a support group for parents with pregnant teenagers, but if not, there needs to be, because this is a epidemic, and these girls seems to be totally clueless as to what they're getting themselves into. Hi, I don't know of a forum dedicated to pregnant teens. But I just started a forum this week for parents period. And speaking as a woman that got pregnant at 16 and then 18, I can tell you that it's not the end of the world for these teens. Having parents and/or friends and family around is the best thing for them right now. They need support and to be told that it won't be easy but that everyone will help them so that they can finish school and get careers.
%DETAILS%. Answer . I dont know. But I'm 18 & i have a 6 month old baby. which means i got pregnant an 17 also. I do live with my parents & boyfriend what i did was get ho…mestudies so that i would b able 2 take care of my baby. Now i graduated & I am going on 2 college. i think u should get homestudies also it makes it easier not so stressful.\nGOOD LUCK.
Answer . \nThere should be some help for you there. Go into "Mental Health" and they can help you out and lead you in the right direction.\n. \nGood luck\nMarcy
Answer . Well, the father of the child can get a job for one. The parents of the child should go to the Children and Family Services department in the county they live and… they can get WIC support which is checks that have certain foods on them for the mom until baby is born, then once baby is born, checks are for foods for the baby, if the baby is colic, they also give help with special formula. The baby stays on for 5 years. I dont know if underage people can get welfare but you can try, they will help you with that too.
If a teen becomes pregnant can they marry even if the father of the child cannot provide financial support?
I believe that depends on what state said teen parents live in...
If the teens are living with their parents, then their parents provide for them. The level of support is going to depend on the parents' financial decisions and there is not a…ny specific requirement besides what is needed for the child to live and go to school. If the teen moves out, they should expect to meet expenses on their own.
It depends what country you live in, but google your council and government's webpage and have a look. Most countries do have programs that provide single and teenage mothers …with financial assistance. A doctor in a family planning or free clinic can definitely point you in the right direction for support.
If an underage teen is pregnant does the father of the underage teen have to pay child support or can the underage teen control that?
well yeh you have to give support you got her pregnant for the love of god
If an underage teen is pregnant and the father was paying child support before the teen got pregnant does the father stop paying child support?
The father will be paying (or SHOULD be paying) child support at LEAST until the child turns 18, and could possibly have to pay longer depending on what a judge says. For inst…ance, in some cases if the father is a college graduate, then some courts require them to pay some kind of support if the child continues through college.
It is important to remember that a teenage body is not equiped to take pregnancy. That is why a minimum marriageable age is set. The most sensible thing would be to confide i…nto people you know you can rely on (Not people of your age, elders). Take counselling. Churches, charitable organisations also help out. Work, if you can. Save monay. This will ensure handy cash when you need it. Above all, think before whatever you do.
Unless the teen gets emancipated, yes, and it could be increased to cover additional costs. see links below
If there is a way for you to get some sort of temporary financial support to get a home or apartment for you and your pregnant girlfriend?
Try the department of human services, wic, which is at your local health department. Try churches. Your township might help, every town has their own individual programs, you …just might have to look harder to find them. .
this all depends on if your parents know or the dad because the best people that can help you is your family. but if they don't and you want professional help they you can g…o and see your GP and tell him/her how you are feeling and they could suggest place you can go or call up babe. xx
You are still responsible for supporting your child until she reaches 18, or in some atates, if she has a child, 16 or 17. You are NOT, however responsible for supporting her …child. She can apply for assistance.