Barbara's Story

Barbara is also just 17, and already has a 2 year-old son. She has separated from the baby's father and apart from a letter soon after the separation she has not seen or heard from him since. Her mother has told her that she needn't expect any more help from her family if she has another child.

Barbara has been experiencing financial difficulties and sometimes doesn't have enough to eat. She wants to complete her schooling and find a decent job to support her son. She worries that she will be unable to do so and can't see how she could possibly have another child. She is unwilling to consider adoption. See Chapter 5