Ashley Wilkens of Carmel, Ind., got pregnant at 16, delivered a boy and placed the baby for adoption. Now 18, she works in retail sales, is studying for her GED and has filed paperwork to join the Navy.
She stayed in high school halfway through her pregnancy and says her peers seemed fine with it.
"It just seems like it's OK and it was accepted. People would say: 'Look, how cute. You have a little baby bump. That's adorable.' "
But even though friends and media portrayals may be more...Full Story