Make sure that you put the dad's name on the birth certificate so that the welfare agency makes him pay child support when you collect your check from the county.
That's commendable as long as you're self supporting. But if finances are a problem and you have to go on the public dole, he should be held responsible, not the taxpayers. Health insurance alone is a huge expense and not all employers cover the cost of insuring your family these days, at least not in America they don't.
Best wishes to you Sweetheart!
My mum raised all of us alone and no I never felt like I needed a dad so just make sure the people involved with your kid treat them right... Had a dad in foster care... Believe me was better without one...
My mom left my dad due to him being totally worthless. The man is allergic to work. I'm raising my kids on my own and they're teenagers now. Omg! It's tough I won't lie. But you can do it.