A couple of days ago, we learned about Alecia Faith Pennington, a 19-year-old woman who grew up in a homeschooling Christian household. Because of her parents’ disdain for government regulation of any kind, Alecia had no birth certificate (she was home-birthed), social security number, or school records (she was home-schooled).
The lack of identification meant she couldn’t obtain a driver’s license, go to college, vote, or even apply for a job. She made a plea for help:
There have been a few updates to this story worth sharing:
1) Alecia now says her father is willing to help:
2) To that end, her father made this response video:
3) You can read a more detailed story about her parents here, which includes a story of their tax issues with the IRS.
5) The mother’s Facebook page is still public, though, and readers are furious with her actions (or lack thereof).
Things seem to be moving in the right direction, which is a great sign.
(Thanks to Greg for the link)