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Hope, age 15

Hope at her baby father's house six moths after Marcel was born.

Hope's bump and with her new boyfriend after Marcel's birth.

Hope gets ready to deliver her baby.

Hope texts friends after returning from the hospital with Marcel.

Hope feeds Marcel at her baby father's house six moths after Marcel was born.

I met Hope as she was preparing to have her first baby. She was 15 years old and considered high risk by social services. Hope became pregnant after running away from home when her mother revealed that the man she called 'Dad' was not related to her. Hope's mother refused to attend the bith of her grandson, Marcel and Hope were housed with a foster mother and carefully monitored for the first year of Marcel's life. After his second birthday, Hope's mother became Marcel's official guardian because Hope found it too hard to cope .