Single mother of surprise triplets faces hardship

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Parawee Phoram knew taking care of another child would be a burden, but when she exited the delivery room with unexpected triplets, life got a lot harder.

The 19-year-old Nong Plailai woman was, of course, delighted to have brought three young girls into the world. She hadn’t known before their birth she has having more than one. But now a single mother of four, she is struggling to feed her new family.

19-year-old Parawee Phoram and her triplets, two out front and one in the crib. 19-year-old Parawee Phoram and her triplets, two out front and one in the crib.

Parawee said the father of the triplets left her a month after she became pregnant and refuses to take responsibility for the children. She already had another daughter from another man who abandoned her. She admits it would have been a lot easier to have had an illegal abortion, but was glad she let her parents talk her out of it.

She now lives with five other people in a single room in Banglamung, with only her parents to support all nine.

A pressing concern for her is baby formula, diapers and other child care needs, expenses for which have now tripled. She said she wants to make a good life for her daughters and set them a good example, but she says she needs help.

Anyone interested in donating to her cause can contact 088-6725-441.