13-year-old boy becomes a dad

February 14th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 14 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy has become a father and insists he will be a good parent.

Alfie Patten’s girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, 15, gave birth to Maisie Roxanne in Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex, reports contactmusic.com.

Alfie, who is just four feet tall and looks much younger than his age, said: “I thought it would be good to have a baby,” but admitted he did not think about how he would afford it.

“I don’t really get pocket money. My dad sometimes gives me 10 euros,” he said.

Alfie, who lives with his mother Nicola, 43, in Eastbourne, was 12 when Maisie was conceived.

The pair, who have the support of their parents, kept the pregnancy secret until Chantelle’s mother Penny noticed her daughter’s swollen belly.

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