Adoption, it’s a pretty scary idea, right? That’s what I used to think before I became informed. I remember seeing the episodes of “16 and Pregnant”, where Catelyn and Tyler were considering adoption for their baby. I don’t know about you, but it looked pretty intense to me. It was as if they were making a life and death decision…oh wait a minute, they were.
Choosing adoption was not an easy choice for them, or any other person for that matter. However, it is an incredibly selfless and loving thing to do. As someone that is in their teens or early twenties (or even forties for that matter), having a baby might not be on your to do list. But since you’re already pregnant, it’s kind of late to consider that, isn’t it?
Right now the most important thing you can do is make a quality decision for the life of your baby and for yourself. Having an abortion might seem easy, but it never really is (check out the blog The Truth About Abortion). Here’s some perspective. Adoption gives you an opportunity to pick the parents for your baby. You have a say in what kind of environment your child is raised in, what characteristics the parents have. Where they live. You can even determine what your role will be in your child’s life. You are behind the steering wheel. How important is that?
I know that you may have heard a lot of news about children being abused while being raised by someone other than a biological parent. Let me set your fears to rest. Those stories are not about adoption. Adoptive parents, make quite a substantial investment in the life of your baby, spending upwards of $25,000. Harming an adopted child would be contradictory, don’t you think?
In reality, adoptive parents desperately want children of their own, but for some reason, they are unable to have them. They are simply looking for an opportunity to complete their family. Your unexpected pregnancy could be the answer to their prayers. So before you make a decision about your baby’s future, take the time to explore adoption. You just might be surprised by what you discover. Remember TWC is here4u. Call us for more information on adoption or check out the links below.
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