"After I saw that tiny "plus" sign on the pregnancy test, I was so clueless what I'd do. I was panicking. My boyfriend said he'd pay to "get it taken care of"...meaning have an abortion. My sister Ashley said, "If it were me, I'd give my baby up for adoption." Like she could imagine what I was going through!
I was super scared, and I thought my only choice was to keep my daughter and make it work. My mom told me that she had me when she was just 18, and I turned out just fine. So, I kept thinking that if she could do it, I could too. I really never even considered an abortion.
I did think about adoption, but I felt like I would be giving up if I just gave my baby away. I was always feeling like a failure but thought if I tried hard enough I could be a good mom.