Hey, my name's Maci Bracken. I was 16 years old when I gave birth to my daughter, Marlee Rose with my now ex boyfriend, Tom. Marlee is now 2 years old and was born on 15th June which was a matter of days before my 17th birthday. I'm now 19 years old.
I live in Denver, Colorado and am attending the university of Denver to study Law and I'm happily living in my own apartment close to campus. My parents, George and Lynda were really supportive when I was pregnant and even my little sister, Mackenzie who was 15 when I gave birth, was helpful after Marlee's birth. I moved out only recently and its been hard for me as when Tom and I broke up I had to do everything alone as he never bothered seeing his child.
Now, I've got a new boyfriend, Tyler who's been absolutely great to me and Marlee but Tom is still a problem. He's been arrested a couple of times and hardly ever sees Marlee, even if he gets 2 weekends a month with her but I'm trying to fix things so his daughter actually grows up with a father who's alive and trying to make a relationship with her.