Share Your Story About Child Marriage in America

July 6, 2017
by Chris Amico Interactive Editor

Between 2000 and 2015, more than 200,000 people under the age of 18 were married in the United States. We know they come from every state and span cultures, religions and upbringings. But we know precious few of their individual stories.

If you or a relative was married before 18, we want to hear from you.

How did you decide to get married? If you had a wedding, what was it like? Are you still married? Include as much detail as you’d like, and please let us know how we can follow-up as we continue to explore this issue in the months ahead.

If you have additional questions or comments, you can contact our reporter Anjali Tsui at

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