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Teens and Adoption...What Are Your Rights?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 4, 2017

OMG im pregnant.jpgIf you’re in your teens and are pregnant, your parents can’t force you into a decision about your baby. Before you decide what to do about your pregnancy, make sure to learn all that you can about your pregnancy choices and parenting options. Lifetime is available 24/7 to help you learn about adoption, including all of the birth mother rights and choices you have with modern adoption.

You probably have a lot of mixed feelings right now, from excitement to fear. If becoming a mom wasn't part of your life plan right now, seeing that positive pregnancy test can feel like the end of the world. But you can make the right plan for you by learning about all of the pregnancy choices available to you.

When you're still living with your parents and have just found out you're pregnant, you're probably freaking out about how to tell them. Check out these helpful links: Help! I’m Pregnant and Have No Clue How to Tell My Parents and How Do I Tell My Parents I'm Pregnant? Here's a video you can watch: Pregnant and Living With Your Parents? 

Many girls wonder "can my parents force me to get an abortion?" Parents may try to make all the decisions for your pregnancy. However, you have the final say.  Sometimes parents may not understand your decision to learn more about adoption, so more conversation and education can reveal the benefits of adoption for all involved. If you need help on what to say to your parents about adoption, contact Lifetime for tips.

Lifetime Adoption’s toll-free hotline offers confidential help and info for pregnant teens - find out your birth mother rights with modern adoption! Call or text us anytime at 1-800-923-6784.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, adoption or parenting, positive pregnancy test