From feeling guilty to a life with joy

How a single mum and her daughter found love and family

How 2 youths dealt with their

teenage pregnancy

Margaret's Story

My name is Margaret and at one time, my future seemed bright and full of promise. I just graduated from Polytechnic and was looking forward to starting a new career. I have started a serious relationship with Mike, whom I have known for over a year and was in love with. One day my hopes and dreams came crashing down when I found out that I was pregnant. I could not believe it was happening to me. I had so many questions, how could I afford to raise a child? My boyfriend is not ready to commit and settle down. Where are we going to live?

Win-win situation

I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world when I met Tom as I felt so loved by him. I was 27 years old at that time and we had such wonderful times, like going for holidays together. I was so sure that he wanted to marry me, but things changed after I confirmed my pregnancy at twelve weeks.

At the doctor’s office, I could see my baby’s image on the ultrasound machine and I was overjoyed that I was going to be a mother. Tom was silent throughout and after we left the doctor’s clinic. I asked him what he was thinking but he just kept silent. My heart sank as I knew that he did not want this child.

A Tough Call

I met Joey some years back who left a deep impression on me. Joey was in her twenties and was working in the service line. She met me with the intention to abort her child but was unsure of her decision. Joey was caught in a tough situation. Her boyfriend was a married man who promised to divorce his wife and marry her but failed to keep his promise and kept avoiding her. On top of that she was in a financial bind as she owed a large sum of money when she needed to invest on upgrading herself in her job.



Choose love

I never was more certain about anything in my life. From the time I was a little girl, I knew I was destined to become a mum. I can clearly remember looking at the little children in the orphanage where I went to school at Victoria Street and saying to myself that if I cannot have my own, I would adopt. I couldn’t have been more than 11 years old.

After trying for a baby for more than five years, imagine my devastation when I learnt that it was not possible for my husband and me to have children. That day in the doctor’s office, my world came crashing down. I never felt sadness like I did that day.

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