Birth Parents Blog

I Got Pregnant by Date Rape and Chose Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 9, 2016

"I got pregnant when I was 17 through date rape by a guy I barely knew. At the time, I didn’t know that what he’d done was actually criminal sexual assault and against the law. I was ashamed to be pregnant and didn’t tell anyone I was raped. I was raised in a very strict, religious household. My mom and dad were so disappointed in me. Pretty soon after I found out I was pregnant, they kicked me out of the house for good. To put it plainly, I was pregnant, homeless, jobless, poor, and alone.

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Topics: adoption for my baby, date rape, adopting out my baby, unplanned pregnancy

The Reality of the Date Rape Drug

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 11, 2008

April is Sexual Assault Month. Each month more than ten women of all ages and backgrounds contact our Adoption Center with the same experience-they have been victims of a date rape drug, and are now pregnant … most of the time not knowing who got them pregnant. Just after Spring break, is a time when we see a peak in pregnancy. For many of these women a date rape drug was involved.

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Topics: date rape, pregnant, sexual assault