I can relate. At a young age I was making great progress towards becoming a guitarist and playing guitar in my high school jazz band. After I broke the pinky finger on my fretting hand, it ended up crooked and pointed towards my ring finger creating issues similar to yours. Trying to play after my finger healed but was crooked was so frustrating, I gave up playing guitar, quit the band, and sold my guitar and amplifier.
20 years later I decided to give guitar playing another try. I learned to shift my hand position on chords that involved my pinky so that I could cleanly fret the string in a manner that allowed the note to ring clearly (even though it was the outside corner of my pinky that was touching the string insead of the pad of the fingertip). The more I played the stronger the pinky became. Also, the more I played, the less of a problem it became.
Knowing I needed to increase strength in my pinky, and realizing using my pinky was my main weakness that I needed to overcome - I deliberately practiced playing chords using the pinky in an effort to overcome this weakness. For example - my natural tendency would be to play an open G chord using my ring finger to fret the third fret of the high e string thus leaving the pinky out of the equation. I intentionally forced myself to begin using a fingering for that open G chord that used the pinky to fret the high e string instead.
What you may find is that as you use your pinky more in fretting, you will toughen the outside corner of your fingertip (near the edge of your fingernail) and perhaps even develop a callus that will prevent your fingernail from contacting the string. I personally trim the outside corner of the fingernail on my pinky as close to the flesh as possible and believe that this habit has allowed the flesh in that area to toughen up.
Don't be discouraged. Many guitarist learn to overcome far more serious handicaps than yours or mine. The geometry of your fretting hand relative to the fretboard may look strange on some chords. That is okay. The way the chord sounds is more important than what you look like when fingering it. Every guitar player has different shaped and different sized hands and fingers - therefore not every guitar player will be able to use the exact same hand and finger position to play every chord. You will find the optimal balance (that works for you) between good form and an ability to cleanly play the chord.
It's a matter of adapting, improvising - practice and perseverance. The more you play, the easier it will become. Eventually you will not even see your pinky as an issue at all.
Good luck and enjoy the journey.