- Aug 23, 2011
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No. Seventeen-year-olds are too young to get married. In my perfect world, they would both relinquish their parental rights and give the baby a good home with adoptive parents. There are plenty of them out there...waiting to provide a loving home who will be much more able to provide for a child -- emotionally, spiritually and economically.
Unless the mother and father both are capable and have the means to raise the child even if not married. If the best interests of the child come in to play here, and the parents of said child are able, then no. Why get married? Paper means nothing. Actions and ability and the desire to keep the child and know it will be taken care of means more.
So it all depends on the situation.