Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice...Is There Another Option?

Everything in life is not in "black" or "white." From children, we have been taught to look at so many aspects of life as definitive’s, when in fact, things aren't always that simple or clear cut. The same holds true with regard to pregnancy. For far too long, we have been made to feel that there are only two options for women when they become pregnant...that they can only have one of two views. Either your perspective is Pro-life or Pro-choice...that's it. Pick a side and stick with it. But, that couldn't be farther from the truth. There is another option for women. How about adoption? Click here to read more.

For more information and to get a FREE downloadable book about your options, visit SoIWasThinkingAboutAdoption.com or pop online and chat live with an adoption professional that can answer your questions confidentially at www.LifetimeAdoption.com. 1-800-9-ADOPT-4 is a hotline open around the clock for questions about adoption and unplanned pregnancy.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I don't think I can do this on my own!

Dear Mardie,
I watched the show tonight about being a pregnant teen. I can relate. I am almost 16. My baby is 3 months old. When I found out I was pregnant, I was lucky because my family was behind me. But being pregnant was the easy part. I mean it was hard, and labor was awful, but I definitely didn't think it was going to be like this after my baby came. Taking care of my baby is really hard- my mom started help with me in the beginning, but she had to go back to work and now me and Lauren are home alone all day and I don't even have a license so I can get out and have some freedom. I have to take care of everything on my own at home. I mean I am up all night and then up early to feed her and then hardly have time for my friends or doing things I like. As soon as I start to get dressed or put my makeup on the baby starts crying. I really didn't think it would be like this. I was so excited but it is so much work. It's like I just take care of her and if I'm lucky I get some sleep. Everything is about the baby, and then people are judging me or telling me how to take care of Lauren like I'm stupid or something.

My mom is getting on my nerves, she said she would help but it's all me, taking care of the baby. She won’t take over when I ask. Like she tells me all day what I should be doing or how to I should do something, but then at night she says she needs her sleep and then goes to bed. This is so different and I just don’t know if I can do this forever. I can't take this much longer. The baby cries a lot and my friends hardly come over to see me. I am so tired all the time.

My friends don’t understand and they barely text me or call anymore. I haven’t had a date since before I was showing and the baby’s father has a new girlfriend. I wish I could go out with my friends but I am so tired and just cry and fight with my mom. I am alone. My mom says we can't afford for her to take time off work to take me to the DMV to get my license and that even if I had my license we couldn't afford the insurance and I won't get a car. I feel like she treats me like a little kid. I need some independence. I am hoping it will all be better in a few months, but I don't know.

I am not sure I can do this, but I am rethinking my decision. I love my baby but I don’t think I can do this on my own much longer. A friend told me I should do adoption when I was pregnant but I didn't want to carry a baby for all those months and then just give it away. But now I wonder if I made the wrong choice. I still don't know. It would be hard not to see my baby or know how she's doing. But I want a life; I really do want to live again. Is it too late to change my mind? Help.
~Lizzie from Ohio

Dear Lizzie,
It took guts for you to share your feelings here and I appreciate that you put it all out there. Many times women are too afraid to speak out about the difficulties they face with a baby. Your feelings and challenges are real, and it may sometimes feel like you are stuck. But you still have options. A woman can choose to make an open adoption plan for her baby at any time, even after the baby is born. Learning the facts about adoption will help you decide if it's going to be the best move for your baby's future, and your future.

With open adoption you can:
  • choose your baby's adoptive parents and the exact lifestyle you desire for your baby

  • talk with and meet the adoptive parents before you do the adoption

  • get free, confidential counseling and support

  • stay in touch with the adoptive parents after the adoption and even have visits

  • make goals for after the adoption and pursue them

  • qualify for scholarships available only to women who chose adoption for their baby

Since you're not sure yet if adoption would be the right thing to do now, I recommend that you read the latest book for teens on adoption, So I Was Thinking About Adoption. You can download a FREE copy of So I Was Thinking About Adoption by clicking here. Find out more about the book by visiting http://www.soiwasthinkingaboutadoption.com/. You may also request a free copy of the book by mail if you call
1-800-923-6784. I think that this little book will be an approachable, low pressure way for you to figure out if adoption is something you could get serious about. You never know! Maybe an open adoption is the best way to provide your baby and yourself with the lives you hope for. You'll only find out if you read more of the facts about adoption. Look into your heart and at your realities and keep asking questions, Lizzie. If you need more information call 1-800-923-6784 anytime.

Friday, June 12, 2009

"16 and Pregnant" show on MTV

The new show "16 and Pregnant" on MTV follows teens who are pregnant and dealing with issues like marriage, adoption, school, work, and gossip. The first episode, which aired last night, featured Maci, who is pregnant and just graduating high school. Her baby's father, Ryan, doesn't seem supportive at all. While Maci works, goes to college, and takes care of their baby Bentley Cadence, he enjoys nights out with friends and can't even be bothered to change one diaper.

The episode was certainly an eye-opener for teenagers who dream of having a cute baby of their own to love. Raising a baby at a young age is not glamorous or easy. Maci was forced to sacrifice her teenage years and high school experience.

If you or a friend think you may be pregnant, or are facing a teenage pregnancy, visit 16andPregnant.com for options and to chat.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Are You Pregnant? Chat Live online

Whether you just found out you are pregnant, or are late into your pregnancy, we have information for you. Maybe it's your daughter or girlfriend who just learned she is having a baby.

We Can Help You With An Unplanned Pregnancy. Click here to chat live with a specialist about your options.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Free Unplanned Pregnancy Adoption Kit!

Call Lifetime Adoption today at
1-800-923-6784 to request your Free Unplanned Pregnancy Adoption Kit! Each kit contains:

  • Free copy of the hot new adoption book So I Was Thinking About Adoption...Considering Your Choices and a cute matching bookmark
  • Fun beauty gift
  • Copy of the Lifetime Magazine, which is packed with informative pregnancy articles and letters from adoptive families
  • "What Are My Choices?" brochure, which explains how Lifetime's free and confidential adoption services work

  • "Birthmother Blessings" brochure, that describes how women considering adoption can receive free clothing, household items, and more!

  • Pregnancy newsletter tailored to your pregnancy month to answer your pregnancy questions

  • "The Steps to Adoption" packet explaining how the adoption process works with Lifetime Adoption
  • Profiles about hopeful adoptive families who match your preferences

Call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 to request your free kit today! We care about you and your child!

Please call us at 1-800-923-6784. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Let us help you. http://www.lifetimeadoption.com/.