By Danielle Frost
When now 17-year-old Kiersta Moore found out she was pregnant, the first emotion she felt was fear.
I had no idea how I was going to be able to take care of a baby, she said.
In the way of most teens, Kiersta told her mom via a text message.
I was driving and she sent me one from the back seat, her mom, Dawn Holen said. I pulled over and told her she had three options: Abort, adopt or keep, and Id support her either way. She said she wanted to keep the baby and I said, Here we go.
The Washougal High School senior is now the parent of a 15-month-old girl, Makaylie, and plans on attending college.
But its been quite the adventure for the young single mom and her mother. Moore did what she could to prepare for baby Makaylie by taking a parenting class and drawing on her experience helping out in daycare centers. After a relatively smooth labor came a sometimes bumpy transition to motherhood.