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Elena & Matthew Elena
Elena Castro is the daughter of Rosa Cruz. She and her brother Luis were raised entirely by their mother. Elena and her stepfather Benny have a difficult time establishing a relationship. She fears that her stepfather will abandon the family just as her biological father did. At fourteen years of age, Elena becomes pregnant.
She refuses to tell her family and friends who the father of her baby is. Her boyfriend at the time of her pregnancy, Michael Rivera, agrees to stand by her throughout the pregnancy as well as after the baby is born. Not ready to spend "24/7" with her new baby, she signs over custody of Michael Matthew to her mother. Michael

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