A 17-year-old dad finds himself raising his daughter alone after he is abandoned by his parents and his partner
October 19, 2020
Having a child is one of the most beautiful things that can happen to us in life, but raising one alone, without anyone's help, can prove to be a rather difficult mission. The guy in this true story knows something about it, a teenage boy who became a father, but was firstly abandoned by his daughter's mother, then thrown out of the house by his parents. Now he is looking for advice on the internet on how to rebuild a life on his own and to raise his baby in the best possible way.
The boy met the woman when he was 17. Initially they were seeing each other without commitment, trying to live life for the day, without planning anything. But then came the sudden news: she was pregnant. In the following months they tried to raise money to be able to raise the baby, but without telling his parents the news.
The boy's father and mother had not been informed of the pregnancy and birth for the first month of the child's life. In the early days, the new dad would sneak out of the house with the excuse of having to babysit a neighbors kid: "Sometimes my ex would go away and ask me to stay and watch our daughter, so I had no choice but to take care of her as she went out and did who knows what for hours."
But when the parents found out the truth they were infuriated: "They threw me out for the night and the next morning I was given an ultimatum: leave my ex and my daughter and move in with my aunt, or stay with my ex and be cut off from my entire family." The boy chose to stay with his daughter's mother, although eventually when he found out she was secretly taking drugs, he decided to leave her and take his daughter home.
Upon his return after a few days, his ex had disappeared and he hasn't seen or heard from her for months. The dad is now 18, works full time in a country club, doesn't make a lot of money, doesn't have a car, can't afford to go to college, and doesn't have a lot of savings. For these reasons, after asking for advice on Reddit, the boy tried to contact his parents again, who offered to reconnect.
Now, the dad and his little daughter live under his parents roof. Even if the future for this boy is still full of doubt and insecurities, we are sure that, little by little, he will make it.