I myself was an 18 year old mother not anywhere near 15. I already graduated, I have a job in LE and NOW could barely do it on my own, granted I have 2 children. But to provide them with the things they need and want. To keep a roof over their head and mine, to keep the car running and electric on, food in their bellies and dr visits for broken arms and braces it is NOT easy. It is NOT something that a single person is able to do easily. Especially one that isn’t an adult yet. To say he will be around regardless is speaking from youth, inexperience and your heart, not head. My ex would be around forever, not so much. Esp when young you have so much growing and changing to do. You are not the person that you have the potential to be. I am so different than that 18 year old that wanted and had a baby with a 22 year old man. I was 17 when I got pregnant and he 21. We grew and changed SO much, he is someone that I have no interest in. At 17 it was great he was prince charming. I grew he didn’t.
Add him to the BC! He is still dad, it will be found regardless that he is dad. If in the future you need support or help, not now I know you are gonna do it on your own @@. You will be able to get the support and help you need. Not adding him to the BC isn’t going to assure that he doesn’t get charged with anything. Nothing will assure you that he will not be charged for the illegal deed. Having him on the BC will provide stability for your child in the future