Ideally, people become parents when they are emotionally, mentally, and physically ready: That is when they have the resources, maturity, and life experiences to manage parenthood without going off the deep end. But, like a lot of things in life, becoming a parent doesn’t always come with perfect timing.
Sometimes, it happens much, much, earlier than planned. Take these young people, for instance. Some of their stories are tragic, as they were subjected to horrifying abuses at incredibly young ages.
Others are simply victims of circumstance and accidental pregnancies, resulting in them having to grow up exceedingly quickly in order to raise the child they created.
Thuli Shaka is a 10-year-old child who has a child of her own. The father was her mother’s boyfriend. No one, her mother or her family took care to notice that she was pregnant and call the police. The baby was taken into foster care as was Thuli Shaka.
Jordan Williams and Tia John
This couple is the oldest couple on this list. These two welcomed their daughter Gracie at the age of 14. There was an incident when Tia’s dad was mistaken to be the father by the hospital and was demanded to present age proof because he was too young to be the father! No one believed him when he said he was the granddad.
April Webster and Nathan Fishbourne
The couple welcomed their son Jaime and vowed to be good parents for him. They were both 14 years old at the time of the birth of their boy. Both the mum and dad are from North England. And their parents are highly supportive of them.
Alleshia Gregson became a mom at age 12 and once again gave birth to another child two years later. She has become Britain’s official youngest mother with two children at age 15 who aren’t twins. Her ex-boyfriend who her pregnant has no connection with either her or the boys.
Kordeza Zhelyazkova became a mother at a tender age of 11. She named her baby girl Violeta. The baby’s father, Jeliazko Dimitrov, who is 19 years old got her pregnant barely 2 weeks after Kordeza’s 11th birthday. He said he thought she was 15 – the age of consent in Bulgaria is 14. Kordeza confessed to hiding her real age deliberately.
Alfie Patten and Chantelle Stedman
Alfie Patten was 13 years old when he and his 15-year-old girlfriend Chantelle Stedman welcomed their baby Maisie. But there have been recent speculations as to whether or not Alfie Patten is the real father. Believe it or not, at least 5 people have stepped up saying that they are the father.
Lina Medina has one of the most disturbing stories.
Back in 1939, a FIVE-year-old girl Peruvian named Lina Medina gave birth to a healthy baby boy. This was (and still is) considered a medical miracle.
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