This is one of the most bizarre stories I have ever read. A 16-year-old mom-to-be in Wyandotte, MI announced that she was pregnant with triplets 10 months ago.
However, after nearly a year of things that didn’t add up, the “mom” was confronted by authorities, at which point she confessed that she had faked the whole thing.
The young “mom” received tons of donations from friends, family, strangers, and even a nonprofit organization. Now, the father’s family is reeling from all of her lies.
Faking a pregnancy is a serious offense; it is certainly not a white lie like being a 113-year-old who lies about her age, or saying you took out the trash when you really didn’t. A pregnancy changes everyone’s lives, especially when it’s two 16-year-old parents.
If there’s one question that’s on all of our minds it may well be this: Why would anyone do this? We may never get the answer, but at least the baby’s almost-father and his family can move on from this debacle.
The identities of the teens have been kept anonymous because they are minors.
She was just 16 years old when she announced to her friends and family that she was pregnant with triplets. The news would forever change the lives of her and the father’s families. There was only one problem: She wasn’t actually pregnant…
The baby’s father, 16-year-old Jordan, was apprehensive about fatherhood but ready to step up to the plate.
“I was excited, don’t get me wrong, but I was scared,” he says. “I started looking for jobs the best I could. I was ready to donate all my time.”
Despite the first bout of shock, both families did everything they were supposed to: make preparations for a new bundle of joy.
She even joined a Facebook group called “Moms of Triplets.” It was then that the donations started to pour in.
“She got tons of help,” says Jessica Adams, Jordan’s aunt. “The gifts, they couldn’t even open at the shower there was so much.”
A nonprofit group called Dearborn even donated to the young mother. She gladly accepted all of the gifts and cash.
The suspicions started, she said, “When I could not find the doctor and he [Jordan] could never go to the doctors with her.”
“For about 10 months … she gave me the story about micro preemies and how her doctor thought time would be better in there than time in the incubator,” Jordan says.
Things weren’t adding up.
The photo was from a website called FakeABaby.com.
“Down to baby A, baby B, baby C, the placements of the babies — they’re the exact same,” says Tracy Matthews, another aunt. “You can put them side by side and the only difference you’re going to see is that she used a fake doctor that doesn’t exist. She put my nephew’s name on the ultrasound, which you cannot do.”
“So, I told the hotline she has three babies that she’s supposed to be full term with, and she won’t go to the hospital and they don’t have heartbeats. So, they sent detectives over there and she finally cracked and told the detectives that she lost them at six weeks,” she said.
The “teen mom” claims to have lost the babies at 6 weeks and that she began to lie after that. However, with no proof that she was ever pregnant, the family suspects that the whole thing was a charade.
Watch this bizarre story unfold in the video below!
Can you believe anyone would do this? Fake a pregnancy? Do you think her motives were the free donations or was she just a teenager in over her head? Let us know in the comments!