Raped by stepfather, 14-yr-old mom determined to raise child

She held her baby awkwardly as she tenderly looked into the child’s bright eyes.

“I love she and I can’t give she away,” she said, as she continued to look at the one-month-old infant.

Under any other circumstances, I would have nodded my head eagerly in agreement but I could only look at her sadly and attempt to hide my tears.

She is 14 years old and the man who had raped her repeatedly, committed suicide days after she revealed his horrific acts. I spoke to her at the Child Care and Protection Agency office and it was one of the most difficult conversations I have ever had; this piece was just as hard to write. While I am aware that girls are being raped my conversation with her left me numb for quite some time…..

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