This word “Mom I am pregnant” can bring joy, fear or even terror to the face of either the teenage pregnant or the her mom receiving this information. Bu grasping the thought of a pregnancy may be difficult, especially if this was also the first time you as a parent learned she was sexually active. You can’t undo what’s been done, but you can discuss with the options with your daughter as soon as possible. Options like is she considering parenting a child, or considering an abortion or an adoption. Read the answers to all these options in the article below and watch a video with suggestions and advice.
She was 16 when she approached with fear and a fast beating heart– her own and that of her unborn baby. She blared out her news to her mother as they drove home from school knowing her mom had to be at a meeting within 15 minutes and would not have time to blow up. What Hilary also wanted was to “test the waters”; by giving her mom time to absorb the news before she came back home and they would have to talk about her pregnancy. Hilary had just found out she was five months pregnant when she missed periods, thought it was the stress of school and her home life, ignored signs that would indicated she was pregnant. She slowly turned to her friends first and then the father of the baby, seeking acceptance and support for her pregnancy. Sleepless nights continued night after night, not sure what to do next. Hilary called the National Adoption Hotline to get suggestions on what to say, when and they what her options were. Mature for her 16 years, she was a music student with dreams of going to Colorado Contemporary Music College and wrote music from an early age. Her father had divorced her mother when she was five. She turned to music as a way to express her feelings and stress. The father of the baby was not going to stand by her. He all but told her that she was on her own. Her hope was that her mother would support her decision to have the baby and also her decision to find parents to adopt her unborn baby through an open adoption.
It was a difficult decision but one that she felt was best for her and for her baby. Her mom was disappointed and went through the normal grieving and feelings that parents have when they find out their teenager is going to have a child. Together they worked with an adoption coordinator recommended by the National Adoption Hotline and found a family that was musical and childless that agreed to an open adoption, and in fact wanted one.
What do you do if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy – either as a woman of any age or a parent of a pregnant daughter?
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