the choice of raising a child in poverty
There is also the choice of adoption.
Or keep your damn knees closed, stay in school and learn some employable skills. Then look for a good man (not boy) to marry and then have children, in that order. Everyone I know using that formula never ended up in poverty, or if they hit some bumps, had real, extended family to help, not the government and not for extended periods of time (or life time).