Adolescere

*To be brought-up, to grow-up, to mature-

¿How can you be a mother when you have yet to learn how to be a woman?

Adolescere addresses motherhood in girls between 12 and 18 years old in Argentina. Most cases occur in lower classes lacking in resources, and homeless teenagers.

The lack of proper information, the difficulties in accessing preventive methods, promiscuity, forced relations or the abuse perpetrated by close ones -often by their own relatives-, make most of these pregnancies to be unplanned.

Adolescere was done in a shelter home, with girls arriving there through judges who receive reports of abuse, homelessness, different types of violence as well as theft and addictions.

Once there, they try to strengthen the bonds with their children, so they can acknowledge their presence in this new life, and develop their role as mothers.