Thursday, April 19, 2012

16 and Pregnant...What Should I Do?

Here's a question that I just received from a girl...I wanted to share it with you here in hopes that it may help you in your unplanned pregnancy as well:

Q: I am 6 months pregnant and still haven't decided whether I’m going to keep the baby or put the baby up for adoption. My mom is encouraging me to consider adoption. I'm adopted so she believes in it strongly. But my boyfriend wants me to keep it so I’m stuck in the middle. What do I do?

A: Nobody can choose for you. You're the mother and have the ultimate choice. So really think it through...are you ready to care for a child at your age? Adoption is a wonderful thing because you can trust that a family will take great care of your baby and you can still see him/her as they grow up, an open adoption. Being so young and having a baby is no fun after a while, it's a TON of responsibility and you loose your childhood. So really think about whether your committed to give up your youth for a baby or if you want older people whom are ready to care for your baby. If you'd like to learn more about the choice of adoption for your baby, visit www.LifetimeAdoption.com. You can chat live with an adoption specialist with your adoption questions, or call them at 1-800-923-6784.