Parenting

Who makes decisions for my child if I decide to parent?

People under 18 in Missouri have the right to make decisions for their children. 

What support is available for young parents?

It depends on the types of support that you need. Examples of support that some young parents need are: financial support, breastfeeding/chestfeeding help, child care, or parenting education. There may be programs specifically for young parents in your community. For help finding the parenting support you need, text us at 855-458-0886.

Will I be able to stay in school?

You have the right to stay in school. If you are being discriminated against because you are parenting, or denied excused absences for medically necessary reasons such as recovery from childbirth, you can file a Title IX complaint. Text us for more information on that process.