- Gender and Relationships
Teenage Unwanted Pregnancies- a Curse or a Blessing? (Updates of Sean Stewart, Rebecca Finnis and Alfie Patten)
Who's to blame for teens unwanted pregnancies?
SEAN STEWART, 12 and EMMA WEBSTER, 15
SEAN, then, 12, would climb across the roof just to see and be with their next-door neighbor, Emma , then, 15. Their friendship bloomed and their love bore fruit when Emma gave birth to Baby Ben Louis in Sharnbrook, Bedford, in January 20, 1998. Sean and Emma parted ways 6 months later. Sean is currently in jail. Emma is now happily married with another man, raising a happy family. With his mom, Ben is doing well in school.
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PETER, 15 and REBECCA FINNES, 13
WHEN Rebecca Finnish, of Maidstone, Kent, became pregnant at 13 and gave birth to a 7 lb 11 oz boy named Joshua in August 2000. it could mean the start of a life on dole-outs. However- she resolved to move on and Joshua's arrival inpired her to be a worthy mother which he could be proud of someday. She excelled in a teacher-training school, getting grades with flying colors and now she's about to start training to be a teacher. She's also a dance instructor. Many have said her relationship with Peter Finnis- Joshua's father- then aged 15- would never last. But- they proved their detractors wrong. They got married in 2007 with Joshua as pageboy and a daughter- Caitlin, 3, as bridesmaid.
Current news about ALFIE PATTEN
ALFIE PATTEN, 13 and CHANTELLE STEADMAN, 15
ALFIE Patten, 13, became a father on February 8, 2009 when his girlfriend, Chantelle Steadman, 15, gave birth to 7 lb 3 oz Maisie Roxanne at Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex. Alfie and Chantelle are now living with Chantelle parents: Penny, 38, and Steve, 43, together with Chantelle's 5 brothers in a rented house in Eastburne. Steve is a jobless dad. The family thrive on benefits.
Alfie's dad, Dennis, 45, and mom Nicola, 43, are separated. Alfie used to live at an estate across the towm with his mom Nicola, but he stayed most of his time at the Steadmans. Dennis- who works for a vehicle recovery firm, described Alfie as a "typical 13-year-old boy. He loves computer games, boxing and Manchester United".
Aside from moral and financial support coming from their parents, the local council's children services- after a thorough investigation of the case, pledged continued support for the young parents.