List of youngest birth fathers

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This is a list of youngest fathers on record, between 9 and 14 years of age.

Age 9[edit]

Date Father Age of father Mother Country Description
1910 Unidentified 9 years 8-year-old China They are the youngest recorded parents, in combined age.[1]

Age 10[edit]

Date Father Age of father Mother Country Description
2020 Unidentified 10 years 13-year-old Russia [2]

Age 11[edit]

Date Father Age of father Mother Country Description
2012 Unidentified 11 years 36-year-old New Zealand [3]
2015 Alberto S. 11 years 16-year-old Mexico [4]

Age 12[edit]

Date Father Age of father Mother Country Description
January 1998 Sean Stewart 12 years 15-year-old next-door neighbor Emma Webster United Kingdom [5]
July 2010 Unidentified 12 years 10-year-old girlfriend Russia The boy's girlfriend, from a village near Kazan, Russia, became pregnant shortly before she was 10 and gave birth one month prematurely to a girl in Kazan.[6]
October 2014 Chris McBride 12 years 23-year-old nanny Marissa Mowry United States [7][8]
2017 Unidentified 12 years 16-year-old India [9]

Age 13[edit]

Date Father Age of father Mother Country Description
May 1984 Hal Warden 13 years 16-year-old friend Wendy Chappell United States Warden eventually had another child at the age of 15 when he married a 14-year old girl who he later divorced.[10][11]
May 1989 Shane Seyer 13 years 17-year-old babysitter Colleen Hermesmann United States [12]
May 1997 Vili Fualaau 13 years 34-year-old schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau United States [13]
1999 James Sutton 13 years 17-year-old girlfriend Sarah Drinkwater United Kingdom [14]
April 2000 Unidentified 13 years 8-year-old neighbor Anna "Anya" Russia Anya reached puberty at 7. A 13-year-old neighbor raped her. She gave birth in Rostov-on-Don to a girl.[15]
July 2006 Unidentified 13 years 10-year-old girlfriend Belgium A girl from Montigny-le-Tilleul gave birth in 2006 to a child fathered by her boyfriend and schoolmate. After she had begun gaining weight, her mother put her on a diet, but when the girl visited a doctor, it was discovered that she was nine months pregnant. News of the birth did not become publicly known until 2007.[16]
2009 Unidentified 13 years 14-year-old girlfriend United Kingdom [17]
2014 Unidentified 13 years 12-year-old girlfriend United Kingdom The couple hold the record for being the youngest parents in the United Kingdom.[18]

Age 14[edit]

Date Father Age of father Mother Country Description
2006 Nick Olivas 14 years 20-year-old United States [19]
February 2009 Tyler Barker 14 years 14-year-old Chantelle Steadman United Kingdom The father was initially reported to be Alfie Patten, a 13-year-old family friend.[20] It was later revealed, however, that Chantelle Steadman had multiple partners. A DNA test conducted in 2009 revealed that Tyler Barker, then 14 years-old - but 15 when DNA tested - was the biological father.[21][22]
2010 Nathan Fishbourne 14 years 14-year old girlfriend April Webster United Kingdom Fishbourne and Webster were the youngest parents in the United Kingdom until 2014.[18]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Gadd, David (June 15, 2013). "11-year-old Auckland boy fathers child".
  4. ^ "Con tan solo 11 años, niño mexicano es el padre más joven del mundo" [With only 11 years, Mexican child is the world's youngest father]. Telemundo (in Spanish). November 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Watson-Smyth, Kate (January 21, 1998). "Sean, 12, is the youngest father". The Independent.
  6. ^ (in Russian)"В Татарстане 10-летняя девочка родила здорового ребёнка"
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  9. ^ "12-year-old boy becomes India's youngest father". Khaleej Times. March 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "14-Year-Old Ordered To Pay $30 Child Support to Ex-Wife, 17". Los Angeles Times. September 6, 1985.
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  12. ^ "Court Tells Youth to Support Child He Fathered at Age 13". The New York Times. March 6, 1993.
  13. ^ Ferguson, Amber (2017-05-31). "Ex-teacher Mary Kay Letourneau separates from former student years after sex scandal". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
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  15. ^ "Nine-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth to Healthy Child in China". Pravda. 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  16. ^ "10-year-old gives birth". Expatica. 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  17. ^ Willis, Amy (October 25, 2009). "Boy aged 13 to be a father". The Daily Telegraph.
  18. ^ a b Moran, Lee (April 16, 2014). "Girl and boy, aged 12 and 13, become Britain's youngest parents". New York Daily News.
  19. ^ Adwar, Corey (September 2, 2014). "Arizona Is Requiring A Male Statutory Rape Victim To Pay Child Support". Business Insider.
  20. ^ Randhawa, Kiran; Mendick, Robert (February 13, 2009). "Parents let teenage daughter sleep with 12-year-old boy". London Evening Standard.
  21. ^ Batty, David (Feb 15, 2009). "The controversy over teen father Alfie Patten: Who's the daddy?". Guardian.
  22. ^ Glendinning, Lee (May 19, 2009). "DNA tests prove Alfie, 13, is not father". Guardian.