Friday, February 13, 2009

13 year old boy becomes father. !!!

Alfie Patten who is 13 became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman(15) gave birth to their daughter Maisie Roxanne. Maisie was conceived after Chantelle and Alfie(just 12 at the time) had a single night of unprotected sex.They found out about the baby when Chantelle was 12 weeks pregnant.But they kept it a secret until six weeks later when Chantelle’s mum Penny, 38, became suspicious about her weight gain and confronted her.
The shy lad whose is just 4 ft tall and his voice has not yet broken, said: “I thought it would be good to have a baby"....I didn’t think about how we would afford it. I don’t really get pocket money. My dad sometimes gives me £10.” Chantelle admitted she and Alfie — who are both being supported by their parents — would be accused of being grossly irresponsible. She said: “We know we made a mistake but I wouldn’t change it now. We will be good loving parents....I have started a church course and I am going to do work experience helping other young mums...I’ll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad.”Chantelle and Maisie were released from hospital yesterday.He is allowed to stay overnight and even has a school uniform there so he can go straight to his classes in the morning. Sussex Police and the local council's children services said they have investigated the case and pledged continued support for the young parents.