Teen pregnancy happens all over the world. In the last decade the teen pregnancy rate has increased significantly. There is a great deal of struggle being a teen mom. Young teens have to face judgment and neglect because some parents/guardians will not understand. It is important for the young girls to have somewhere to go when they are in need. The girls can always get help. Getting pregnant at a young age does not mean a girl should give up on life. They should find where encouragement and love are provided. A support group for teen moms’, called Mothers of Preschoolers International (MOPS), opened in 1995 in Modesto, California. Now, 32 states have more than 100 MOPS groups. Churches and Pregnancies Centers are examples of some places the groups can meet. Each place the MOPS groups meet provides meals, games, speakers, activities, and childcare all free. Some of the women that now help out MOPS group were teen mothers themselves. Tricia Goyer, the author of “When Children Have Children” tells us that when she was 17 she lost all her friends, and her boyfriend even dumped her after she found out she was pregnant. However, the women that were apart of MOPS showed Goyer that she was cared about. They gave her a baby shower and even led her to Christ. Goyer now continues to give to the MOPS organization and does her part to help young teens that are going through the same experiences she went through (Goyer 56).
The MOPS organization is a great opportunity for people to support those young teens that do not know what to do after becoming pregnant. I have a friend that got pregnant in high school pour senior year. She was scared and nervous at first, but she had great friends that helped her finish out the school year and also helped her enjoy it. Not everyone is as lucky as my friend to have friends and family to be there for them. The MOPS organization allows excellent care for the teens mothers that have nowhere to turn. The coordinator for a...
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