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About Parenting 

  • Teen mothers who are on welfare by the time their child is five years old: 8 out of 10
  • Teen mothers who will NOT graduate from high school: 6 out of 10
  • Teen dads who will marry the teen mother of their child: 2 out of 10
  • 59% of those couples who do marry will end in divorce
  • Teen moms who will have a college diploma by age 30:  Fewer than 2 out of 100.
  • The poverty rate for children born to unmarried, high school drop-out teen mothers: 78%
  • The cost to parent a child in the first year of life: $10,000-$15,000
  • Here is a calculator that will show in total how much it will cost to raise a child, from infancy to college, in your specific region.