Prom, football games, and Spring Break. That's what most 18 years think about, not mortgages, bills and where the next meal is coming from. Amy & Scott, due to some choices they made several years ago, found themselves brand new parents at 17 years of ages. They both graduated from high school and moved into Scott's mom's house where he took a job and Amy stayed home to care for their child. The plan was to save up enough money to get a place of their own and to continue both of their educations in hopes of getting a better job. They chose not to ask for government assistance but instead to work hard, to provide for themselves. Things were going along well until Amy's mom, due to choices she had made in the past, went to jail. She received a 5 year sentence leaving behind 7 children all under the age of 17 to fend for themselves.
Amy could have chosen to allow her siblings to be separated and to be placed into foster homes, but instead she and Scott chose to move in with them and care for her siblings in their mom's absence. What a brave choice! 18 years of age, parents of baby, barely making it financially and placing their future education plans on hold, they chose to step up and help their younger siblings. And help they did. For 5 months, Amy and Scott have paid the rent, the utilities and food bills. They have comforted the children and cared for all their needs. Several friends and parents of their school’s sports team have all chosen to help as best they can. They have helped financially, with filing paperwork for temporary guardianship, with moral support , with food and so on.
1301 Brinson Lane
Midland, Tx 79703
Between Rogers Ford & Golden Eagle Motors on Hwy. 80