I was just 13 when I got to the Crittenton Home. Scared and all alone not knowing what really just happened to me. It took a little bit to get used to. After I started engaging myself in their programs, I realized what little I knew about having a kid…. let alone raising one at such a young age. Eighth grade is not a choice age for this to happen. I went through my pregnancy taking all the classes I could; and I really leaned a lot! You see, I didn’t grow up in your ideal family setting, so this was all a good learning experience. I got to my 8th month and the father and I decided to make an adoption plan. And with the great staff at the home, I was able to find my little bundle of joy a perfect home to grow up in.
Now 21 years later my little girl is going to have her own baby! Thanks to all the classes I took, I have also been married for 16 years and have 3 more children with my husband.
It was so scary at first and all I thought about what how to get somewhere else. That didn’t last too long. As soon as I gave the Crittenton Home a chance, I got a second chance at life. To re-learn how really I should have been raised.