I’m giving birth to a baby in less than three weeks, and my family and I are having financial troubles due to the fact that..
i. we send money to support my older sister and her family who lives outside of the US (in a third world country) as well as my grandma who now has alzheimer's.
ii. We’re also currently in some debt because we had to borrow money a couple of years back when my younger sister was diagnosed with Leukemia and fought it for 2 years before dying due to complications like her organs giving up, she lost her eyesight the night before she died, etc.
iii. I can’t afford to go to college on the fall of 2016 with the expenses of this baby (the father isn’t financially stable and hasn’t really helped + we’re not in good terms), and I also can’t get a job because most jobs hiring are during hours that I’m in school (**I’m a HS senior right now) or will be until late at night. I’m mostly just trying to earn enough money to get through the last few months of my senior year and until I find a job.
iv. I know that my parents are already under a lot of pressure financially, and I feel bad leaving all the financial burden on them. I want to be able to help them pay for my baby’s bills, even just a little of it, until I can graduate this June and hopefully find a part time job after.