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‘I was 15, pregnant. My principal looked at me. ‘Your mom didn’t graduate. Your dad didn’t graduate. Just drop out.’ I never felt more hopeless.’ Teen keeps pregnancy against all odds, loses son 18 years later

“The hardest part was telling my mom. She had NO IDEA I was even having sex. My baby daddy would walk by me like he never even knew me. Yet, if I knew then, pregnant at 15, that my child would pass away in a tragic car accident at only 18, would I still have chosen to keep him? The answer is yes. A billion times, YES.”

‘I’ve never had real parents before. I’ve waited my entire life to be treated the way y’all treat me.’ Couple adopts 18-year-old who was ‘abandoned by his birth mother with no name’

“‘So you are the people that want teenagers… are you crazy?’ I said, ‘Something like that.’ She replied, ‘Well, I got a phone call in your driveway for a 16-year-old male who needs a home by tonight.’ I told her, ‘Bring him home.’ My husband looked at me like I was crazy. But he agreed. ‘She’s right, bring him home.’”

‘His name tag read ‘Baby Boy Unknown.’ It didn’t stay that way long. We knew instantly, he was ours.’: Family adopts baby left at urgent care with umbilical cord still attached

“His mom was homeless and couldn’t care for him. ‘That is the saddest thing ever. Do you think that is our baby?’ My husband said, ‘I doubt it. He’s probably pretty sick.’ Off I went. ‘Is everything OK?,’ I asked. They replied, ‘He’s waiting for you in the NICU. He’s yours.’”

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