An unplanned teenage pregnancy is an overwhelming amount of responsibility and a life-changing event. You are likely researching your pregnancy options: parenting, terminating, and adoption.
Obviously, parenting means you will continue with your pregnancy, give birth, and take on full responsibility of caring for and raising your baby.
There are strict laws when it comes to terminating a pregnancy. Texas’s heartbeat bill, passed in March 2021, bans termination after 6 weeks. Most teen are just now discovering they are pregnant, or even after the 6 week mark.
There’s another option that is less considered… adoption! With an adoption plan, you will continue your pregnancy, give birth, and then place your baby with an adoptive family relinquishing all your parental rights and responsibility.
Even if you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, you face a lot of responsibilities. Placing your baby for adoption can lead to a better life for both your baby and you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an easy decision to make…