My Baby Changed My Life
SHANNON, New York
I was already a month along before I found out in January of 2011 that I was pregnant. I was scared. I wasn’t sure how I was going to take care of a baby when I was living on the streets. I knew I would need health care, a way to get to doctor’s appointments, and food and clothes for the baby.
I was lucky, I learned about and got into Inwood House. At first I did not trust anyone, but I’ve been there for six months, and I’ve learned to trust people and to make friends. This is my family now and no matter what I go through I have someone who is there for me. I am very excited to meet my daughter and to become a mother. I am naming her Asia. That’s my mom’s name and I respect my mom so much.
Without Inwood I probably would have lost my baby because of drugs or be in some crazy place. My baby depends on me and I am going to take care of her. I’m still learning, but now I know I can do anything I want to achieve.