Samantha Hernandez
Samantha, Eric and Jordynn


Rosenberg, Texas


Eric Salinas (boyfriend)


Jordynn Salinas (daughter)



Samantha Hernandez is a 16-year-old girl from Rosenberg, Texas who becomes pregnant by her boyfriend, Eric Salinas.

Samantha's mother Soledad was 16 years old herself when she became pregnant with Samantha and understands the struggles that Samantha & her boyfriend will face.

Soledad and Eric's mother do not get along with each other, but they eventually reconcile. Meanwhile, Samantha & Eric debate moving in together; Samantha's house is small and Soledad is also expecting a child of her own.

Samantha's parents are both opposed to the idea and tell her that it will not make teenaged motherhood any easier. Ultimately, Samantha decides to continue living with her mother.

During labor, Samantha has some painful back labor and when she fails to dilate beyond three centimeters, her doctors decide she should have a C-section. On December 22, 2009, she gives birth to her daughter, Jordynn Amelia Marie Salinas.

After Jordynn's birth, Eric returns to work and school while Samantha spends her days at home with the baby which leads to tension between the couple as Samantha feels that most of the burden of caring for Jordynn is falling on her.

Samantha gets help from Eric's mother in raising Jordynn when she returns to school and states that everything will be harder now that she is a teenaged mother.