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.