The Jean Browning Home for Teen Unwed Mothers is a non-profit organization that spreads Gods love by providing a safe, loving home to unwed mothers. The two women who head up the Maternity home are a mother and daughter team. The mother, Vicki Avery is slowly recovering from a head injury.
Subjects: FamilyFamily structureMotherhoodMarriage. Why have three decades of intensive national effort to reduce teen pregnancy not been more successful? Largely because for three decades, we have framed the problem falsely.
Despite nearly 40 years of consistent efforts by government, schools, social services and the medical community, the United States still faces unsupportable levels of teenage childbearing. Our teenage birth rate is nine times higher than the Netherlands', four times higher than Sweden's and 65 percent higher than Britain's. What is to be done about it?
ANN ARBOR—For unwed teen mothers, family background disadvantages are at least as strong predictors of low income and high poverty and welfare use as adults as is having a child out- of-wedlock, say University of Michigan researchers. In their study of 60 pairs of African American sisters ages inCorcoran and graduate student James Kunz compared the poverty and welfare use of women who had had an unmarried teen birth to that of their own sisters who had waited until marriage or their 20s to have a child. They found that unmarried teen mothers fared only slightly worse economically as adults than did their own sisters who had avoided an out-of-wedlock teen-age birth. About 35 percent of their adult years had been spent in poverty, with just over 71 percent receiving welfare as an adult.
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When a couple conceives a child outside of marriage, the consequence of that sexual relationship affects many people. These consequences can be very difficult and, in many cases, become a lifelong impairment to happiness and freedom. I shall never forget the experience of sitting at the side of a hospital bed with a young member of my ward.
Dear Abby: I've read your column for years and you are usually "right on," but in a recent column you goofed royally. A teen-aged girl was invited to a baby shower by the mother of one of her young friends. The girl's grandmother advised her not to attend the shower because the pregnant friend was unmarried.
Not married. Switch to new thesaurus. Without a spouse: fancy-freefootlooselonesinglesolespouselessunattachedunmarried. Idiom: footloose and fancy-free.
I know something about this. You see, once upon a time, I was Maddi Runkles. I also became pregnant outside of marriage while barely out of my teen years.