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...
yes this has happened to me, my father walked out when I was 7 and he told me he was leaving and why. And you're right this will mess a kid up a bit, but I got over it and grew out of it. He calls every now and then most of time asking me to send him a picture of his grandchildren, saying that he made a mistake in leaving. I told me children they should draw him stick figures when they get time and we may or may not send them. I refused to be like my father and even though it was hard I stayed in my children's life even after the divorce. I have 4 kids all over 19 now (2 boys and 2 girls) all finished highschool and off doing various things and no grandchildren just yet. It's your choice on how you live your life and who you allow in or put out.
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.