Angela, is a 17 year old white mother to 11 months old Adam. She lives with Adam at her mother’s house in a small rented house in a semi rural community in the Midwest. Her mother, Sarah is a single mother and has a son David who is 13years. Sarah works as a food server in a local restaurant. Angela’s father abandoned them when Angela was 7 years old. Sarah who sees him as incapable and uninterested in pursuing his responsibility does not allow Wayne, Angela’s boyfriend and Adam’s father in the house.