I haven't felt the need to whine for quite some time, but this was a story that really got to me...
I know a teenager "J" who goes to high school with these two sisters. Lets' call them "D" and "F." They are both 17 and both of them already have one baby. Of course, their "Mama" takes care of "their" babies while they go on with their selfish lives.
Then, a couple days ago, I find out from "J" that "F" just found out that she is pregnant again! Of course, there are two different fathers. Maybe if "Mama" had made their lives a little more complicated....or....actually had them taking care of their own children and not allowed them to run around looking for a new boyfriend to make them feel special...or...counselled them on the BEST choice for their babies, like adoption....then these two little innocent babies would have whole families and not a dim witted teenager as a mother.
Now, I know there are some mothers out there that were teenagers when they got pregnant and are very good mothers now. I know it can happen, but I think you are the exception, not the rule. To those mothers, please understand that part of my frustration is fueled by my inability to just "pop" out kids left and right. I am jealous, frustrated and annoyed.
But obviously "F" hasn't learned from her poor choice the first time and doesn't have the good sense or counsel to make the appropriate choice for herself or her children.
Maybe, if all adults, wanting to have children, had to go through what those of us who adopt did, then their would be a lot less unparented children out there.
I'm going off my soap box now....thanks for listening....