Wednesday

Ill-Equipped for Parenthood: Project Fatherhood

Fiscal YearOPDIVGrantee NameAward TitleSum of Actions
2008 ACF CHILDREN`S INSTITUTE , INC PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM $ 1,000,000


Courtesy of Project Fatherhood, headquarters Los Angeles, California:
Rick was just 19 and the father of three children when he first came to CII seeking help. Realizing that the children's teenage mother was ill-equipped to handle the responsibilities of parenthood, Rick applied for and was awarded custody of his children. Although he believed he could find a way to make a life for his family, the challenges of being a single father, on a limited income, without knowledge of or access to available resources, felt overwhelming...
I'm definitely glad that part of that $1mil could go to help him.

I would like to know though, at what point did Rick (who was 19) decide that the mom "ill-equipped"? Was that before, or after they had sex? Especially in that, they both were teens... and also, unless the mom was 19 also, couldn't we be talking about a statutory rape charge?

Also, why would he be a single father anyway? Unless mom died.